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Definition of chintz

1 : a printed calico from India
2 : a usually glazed printed cotton fabric

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Recent Examples on the Web His quest for fine English and Chinese export porcelain, fanciful floral chintz fabrics and quirky accessories became a lifelong passion. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Design royalty is all atwitter about the Prince of Chintz auction," 23 Jan. 2020 Schumacher chintz covers an chair; modern art by Richard Serra is hung above a vintage console table; a contemporary Beauvais rug is the connective tissue between all remaining details. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Uptown Glamour Meets Joyful Family Living in This Prewar Manhattan Apartment," 12 Dec. 2019 Use a floral chintz tablecloth, add pink Murano glasses and silk bows, then sprinkle pastel bonbons around the plate. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Party Planning, According to Rebecca Gardner," 18 Nov. 2019 The new, and newly renovated, hotels that have opened their doors over the past year are less chintz and more chic, with varying degrees of success., "Where should you stay in the Berkshires this fall? Here are the latest and greatest options - The Boston Globe," 19 Sep. 2019 Compared to the Roy family homes, the Pierces’s Tern Haven is shabby chic: chintz, worn Chesterfield sofas, paisley bedspreads. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Let’s Talk About the Clothes on “Succession”," 6 Sep. 2019 The saturated-blue dining room takes cues from early-20th-century decorator Dorothy Draper, who was known for splashy color combinations and cabbage-rose chintz. Marni Elyse Katz,, "A young designer transforms her three-bedroom East Boston fixer-upper," 5 Sep. 2019 And my English great-grandmother had a bedroom that was all lilac floral chintz. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "A New York Pied-à-terre Filled with Rich Colors, Layered Patterns and Upholstered Surfaces," 19 Oct. 2018 Guests check in at a reception desk decorated with Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler masks and rooms featuring chintz florals and wainscoting hand-painted with geometric designs. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Why Winter Is the Most Inspiring Time to Visit Majorca," 25 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of chintz

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chintz

earlier chints, plural of chint, from Hindi chī̃ṭ & Urdu chīnṭ

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The first known use of chintz was in 1614

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13 Feb 2020

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“Chintz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chintz

: a shiny cotton fabric with a flowery pattern printed on it

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