[sheen-wah-zuh-ree, -wah-zuh-ree; French shee-nwazuh-ree] /ʃinˌwɑ zəˈri, -ˈwɑ zə ri; French ʃi nwazəˈri/
noun, plural chinoiseries
[sheen-wah-zuh-reez, -wah-zuh-reez; French shee-nwazuh-ree] /ʃinˌwɑ zəˈriz, -ˈwɑ zə riz; French ʃi nwazəˈri/ (Show IPA), for 2. (sometimes initial capital letter)
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.
a style of decorative or fine art based on imitations of Chinese motifs
an object or objects in this style
[kin-ohn, kwin-] /ˈkɪn oʊn, ˈkwɪn-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
[shi-noo k, -nook, chi-] /ʃɪˈnʊk, -ˈnuk, tʃɪ-/ noun, plural Chinooks (especially collectively) Chinook. 1. a member of a formerly numerous North American Indian people originally inhabiting the northern shore of the mouth of the Columbia River and the adjacent territory. 2. either of the two languages of the Chinook Indians. Compare , . 3. (lowercase) […]
[shi-noo k-uh n, -noo-kuh n, chi-] /ʃɪˈnʊk ən, -ˈnu kən, tʃɪ-/ noun 1. a language family comprising only and . adjective 2. of or relating to the or to Chinookan.
noun 1. a pidgin based largely on Nootka, Lower Chinook, French, and English, once widely used as a lingua franca from Alaska to Oregon. noun 1. a pidgin language containing elements of Native American languages, English, and French: formerly used among fur traders and Indians on the NW coast of North America