ukiyo–e

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noun uki·yo–e \ü-ˌkē-ō-ˈyā, -ˈā\
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ukiyo–ye

Definition of ukiyo–e

  1. :  a Japanese art movement that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century and produced paintings and prints depicting the everyday life and interests of the common people; also :  the paintings and prints themselves

Origin and Etymology of ukiyo–e

Japanese ukiyo-e genre picture, from ukiyo world, life + e picture


First Known Use: 1879

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