ombres chinoises

plural noun, sometimes capitalized
om·​bres chi·​noises | \¦ämbrəˌshēnˈwäz\

Definition of ombres chinoises 

: shadows of puppets or persons thrown upon a transparent screen and used as characters in a dramatic presentation

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for ombres chinoises

French, literally, Chinese shadows

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ombres chinoises

Share ombres chinoises

Dictionary Entries near ombres chinoises

OMB

ombré

ombre

ombres chinoises

ombrette

ombro-

ombrograph

Statistics for ombres chinoises

Look-up Popularity

Comments on ombres chinoises

What made you want to look up ombres chinoises? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

living or existing for a long time

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!