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Definitions for chinoiserie
ʃinˈwɑ zə ri, -ˌwɑ zəˈrichi·nois·erie

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  1. chinoiserienoun

    a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned

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  1. chinoiserienoun

    A style in art, or an artistic object, that reflects the influence of Chinese art

    Etymology: From chinoiserie

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  1. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie, a French term, signifying "Chinese-esque", and pronounced ) refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences. It is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquerlike materials and decoration. Chinoiserie in a broader scope refers to a mixture of Eastern and Western stylistic elements for both the decoration and shape.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chinoiserie in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chinoiserie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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