\ ˈchin(t)s How to pronounce chintz (audio) \

Definition of chintz

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

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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 Inspiration came from the iconic more-is-more interior decorator Dorothy Draper, who considered chintz a neutral. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Dressing for Dinner Is All the More Fun with Emilia Wickstead’s New Line of Coordinating Table Linens," 29 July 2018 Rothberg took Druckman's fiancée to Scalamandré, where a salesman who knew the decorator's tastes helped them quickly pick out curtains and French chintz for a sofa. Tim Mckeough, ELLE Decor, "Design Insider: Jim Druckman," 4 Feb. 2011 To help balance some of the home’s more traditional details, like chintz and antiques, Sikes was generous with natural materials. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Unexpected Florals Make This Vacation Home Something Really Special," 6 Oct. 2018 Daybeds, oriental rugs, and chintz pillows lend themselves to long and lazy naps. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Inside the Romantic Safari Camp Where Prince Harry Took Meghan Markle," 19 Feb. 2018 Expansive skirts on fashionable dress of the period proved the perfect blank canvas to showcase chintzes lush with pomegranates and lotus flowers à la Indiennes. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "This Textile Has Been All Over Vogue—Here’s Where It Came From," 1 June 2018 After mid-century modernism’s long reign, some drama is making its way back into interior design—like with the resurgence of statement ceilings and chintz, or the return of colors like green and ochre. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Fringe Benefits: Why Tassels and Trimmings Are Making an Interior Design Comeback," 25 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of chintz

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

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