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



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 Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, from chinois ‘Chinese’. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chinoiserie