noun uki·yo–e \ü-ˌkē-ō-ˈyā, -ˈā\

Definition of UKIYO-E

:  a Japanese art movement that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century and produced paintings and prints depicting the everyday life and interests of the common people; also :  the paintings and prints themselves

Variants of UKIYO-E

uki·yo–e also uki·yo–ye \ü-ˌkē-ō-ˈyā, -ˈā\

Origin of UKIYO-E

Japanese ukiyo-e genre picture, from ukiyo world, life + e picture
First Known Use: 1879


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