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chinoiserie

noun chi·noi·se·rie \shēn-ˈwäz-rē, -ˈwä-zə-; ˌshēn-ˌwäz-ˈrē, -ˌwä-zə-\

Definition of CHINOISERIE

:  a style in art (as in decoration) reflecting Chinese qualities or motifs; also :  an object or decoration in this style

Origin of CHINOISERIE

French, from chinois Chinese, from Chine China
First Known Use: 1883

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