The definition of chintz is multi-colored cotton fabric that has a glazed finish and that is often used for upholstery or drapes.(noun)
A multi-colored fabric on the sofa is an example of chintz.
See chintz in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier chints, pl. of chint < Hindi chhīnt, chintz < Sans chitra, spot < IE base *(s)kai-, bright > -hood, OE hador, bright, L caelum, sky
See chintz in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Obsolete chints
Origin: , pl. of chint, calico cloth
Origin: , from Hindi cīṇṭ
Origin: , from Sanskrit citra-, shiny, variegated.
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