(sometimes lowercase) any of a group of French artists of the early 20th century whose works are characterized chiefly by the use of vivid colors in immediate juxtaposition and contours usually in marked contrast to the color of the area defined.
one of a group of French painters prominent from 1905, including Matisse, Vlaminck, and Derain, characterized by the use of bright colours and simplified forms
(often not capital) of this group or its style
movement in painting associated with Henri Matisse, 1915, from French fauve, “wild beast” (12c., in Old French “fawn-colored horse, dark-colored thing, dull,” from Frankish *falw-, from the Germanic root of fallow (adj.)). Coined by French art critic Louis Vauxcelles at Autumn Salon of 1905. It was a reaction against impressionism, featuring vivid use of colors. Related: Fauvism.
[foh] /foʊ/ adjective 1. artificial or imitation; fake: a brooch with faux pearls. adj. from French faux “false” (12c., see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux-prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean “fake.” adjective False; fake, phony: A British conglomerate told Ms Tabb to shelve her […]
[foh-ber-don; French foh-boor-dawn] /ˈfoʊ bərˌdɒn; French foʊ burˈdɔ̃/ noun 1. Music. a 15th-century compositional technique employing three voices, the upper and lower voices progressing an octave or a sixth apart while the middle voice extemporaneously doubles the upper part at a fourth below. 2. the use of progressions of parallel sixth chords.
[foh-nah-eef] /ˈfoʊ nɑˈif/ adjective 1. marked by a pretense of simplicity or innocence; disingenuous. noun 2. a person who shrewdly affects an attitude or pose of simplicity or innocence. /fonaif/ adjective 1. appearing or seeking to appear simple and unsophisticated: a faux-naïf narration noun 2. a person who pretends to be naïve
[foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑ/ noun, plural faux pas [foh pahz; French foh pah] /foʊ ˈpɑz; French foʊ ˈpɑ/ (Show IPA) 1. a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion. /ˌfəʊ ˈpɑː; French fo pɑ/ noun (pl) faux pas (ˌfəʊ ˈpɑːz; French) (fo pɑ) 1. a social blunder or […]