Meaning of chinoiserie
Pronunciation: (shēn-wä"zu-rē', -wä'zu-rē Fr. shē-nwaz&supschwa-rē'), [key]
— pl. -ries
- a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe, characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese.
- an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie.
- chinoiserie (Thesaurus)