- an ornate style of decoration of furniture, textiles, ceramics, etc., esp. in 18th-cent. Europe, based on Chinese motifs
- articles, designs, etc. in this style collectively
Origin of chinoiserieFrench ; from chinois, Chinese + -erie, -ery
- A style in art reflecting Chinese influence through use of elaborate decoration and intricate patterns.
- An object reflecting Chinese artistic influence.
Origin of chinoiserieFrench, from chinois, Chinese, from Chine, China.