feng shui

noun
\ ˈfəŋ-ˈshwē How to pronounce feng shui (audio) , -ˈshwā \

Definition of feng shui

: a Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it also : orientation, placement, or arrangement according to the precepts of feng shui

Examples of feng shui in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, the couple had tapped architect Don Nulty, interior designer Kyle Irwin, landscape architect Mark Rios, and feng shui expert David Cho to incorporate their personal style throughout the 10,000 square-foot home. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Rob and Sheryl Lowe Just Sold Their Montecito Mansion for $45.5 Million — See Inside," 7 Oct. 2020 Here, Chow shares five key elements for a feng shui redesign. Marianna Cerini, Bon Appétit, "5 Feng Shui Tips for Your Home, Because We're Not Going Anywhere Soon," 1 Oct. 2020 And as a follower of the Chinese practice of feng shui, Wu said having a graveyard in her backyard would be bad luck. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Proposed Catholic cemetery in Vista area concerns nearby homeowners," 9 Aug. 2020 The philosophy of yin and yang permeates many ancient Chinese fields of study, from the martial arts to medicine to feng shui. Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Feng Shui," 2 July 2020 In feng shui, different colours express each of the five basic elements — wood, earth, metal, fire, and water — and the hues can be used to shift energy. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "Surround Yourself With These Lucky Colours in 2020 For Health and Happiness," 6 Jan. 2020 Revelations about letting adolescents find their way in the world fit seamlessly into her account, along with instructions about feng shui, and Bauermeister is wise enough not to overextend her use of metaphors to illuminate her points. Rebekah Denn, The Christian Science Monitor, "From house of horrors to family home," 17 Apr. 2020 Free Home Audio Tips Often times, big audio improvements just take some menu diving and feng shui. Parker Hall, Wired, "How to Upgrade Your Home Audio While You're Quarantined," 7 Apr. 2020 Good feng shui can turn any venue into a lucky setting. Harper's BAZAAR, "Double Happiness: The Season's Luckiest Wedding Gowns—In China's Most Heavenly Setting," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of feng shui

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feng shui

Chinese (Beijing) fēngshui geomantic omen, literally, wind-water

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The first known use of feng shui was in 1797

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19 Oct 2020

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“Feng shui.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feng%20shui. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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feng shui

noun
How to pronounce feng shui (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of feng shui

: a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness

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