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Related to fete champetre: fete galante
fête champêtre(fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
n, pl fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
1. a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
2. (Art Movements) arts
a. a genre of painting popular in France from the early 18th century, characterized by the depiction of figures in pastoral settings. Watteau was its most famous exponent
b. a painting in this genre
[C18: from French, literally: country festival]
A French phrase meaning country festival, used to mean an outdoor entertainment such as a picnic or lawn party.