ALL meanings of chinoiserie

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  • noun chinoiserie a style of decorative or fine art based on imitations of Chinese motifs 3
  • noun chinoiserie an object or objects in this style 3
  • noun chinoiserie an ornate style of decoration of furniture, textiles, ceramics, etc., esp. in 18th-cent. Europe, based on Chinese motifs 3
  • noun chinoiserie articles, designs, etc. in this style collectively 3
  • noun chinoiserie The imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century. 1
  • noun plural chinoiserie 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. 1
  • noun plural chinoiserie an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie. 1
  • noun chinoiserie (art) A style in art, or an artistic object, that reflects the influence of Chinese art. 0
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