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Definition of chinoiserie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chinoiserie

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noun
BrE BrE//ʃinˈwɑːzəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃinˈwɑːzəri//
 
[uncountable] (art)
 
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the use of Chinese images, designs and techniques in Western art, furniture and architecture Culture Chinoiserie became very popular in 17th-century Europe. Well-known examples of chinoiserie are the willow pattern on plates, etc. and, on a larger scale, the Banqueting Hall and Music Room at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French, from chinois ‘Chinese’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chinoiserie