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Definition of chintz

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

Examples of chintz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To oversee this work, Boris and Carrie commissioned an interior designer named Lulu Lytle, known for her chintz patterns, her rattan furniture, and her interest in Egyptology. Lara Prendergast, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 The songs got bigger and took on some of the chintz and drama of musical theatre, but the bones of her signature sound were still there. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 15 Oct. 2021 Here, too, is a nice study of the scale of oversize chintz roses and tiebacks, right for the height of the windows. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 9 Aug. 2021 Thanks to the gentle, unforced way Mills directs his script, and Phoenix’s naturalistic acting, the movie never has the feel of Hollywood chintz. Kyle Smith, National Review, 5 Oct. 2021 Zinnia Citron, singing out strongly, a little going a long smiling way as background in chintz upholstery and window blinds. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 23 July 2021 CeCe Barfield, a Bunny Williams alum who playfully elevates traditional chintz and tassels into the 21st century, came out with her second home collection earlier this June. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 8 June 2021 The same fabric—a reproduction of an early-19th-century chintz by Quadrille—covers the walls and has been purposely reproduced in the painting by Christian White. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 27 Mar. 2021 The owner was Bernard Ashley, widower of designer/chintz specialist Laura Ashley, and the house’s interiors were practically a showroom of Ashley design—with mixed results. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 See More

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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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“Chintz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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