Watteau

adjective
Wat·​teau | \ (ˌ)wä-ˈtō How to pronounce Watteau (audio) \

Definition of Watteau

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 of a hat : shallow-crowned and having a wide brim turned up at the back to hold flower trimmings
2 of women's dress : having back pleats falling loosely from neckline to hem

Watteau

biographical name
Wat·​teau | \ wä-ˈtō How to pronounce Watteau (audio) , vä- \

Definition of Watteau (Entry 2 of 2)

(Jean-) Antoine 1684–1721 French painter

First Known Use of Watteau

Adjective

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Watteau

Adjective

Antoine Watteau

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“Watteau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Watteau. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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