ja·​po·​nais·​e·​rie zhä-pȯ-ne-zə-ˈrē How to pronounce japonaiserie (audio)
often capitalized
: a style in art reflecting Japanese qualities or motifs
also : an object or decoration in this style

Word History


French, from japonais Japanese

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of japonaiserie was in 1896

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“Japonaiserie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/japonaiserie. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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