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From Italian manierismo, from maniera, coined by L. Lanzi at the end of the XVIII century.
manner +"Ž -ism
There is none of the mannerism of a long tradition, but a nobility pervades them which has no self-consciousness.
We chatted a while but I couldn't get his odd mannerism out of my head.
He allows his taste for these tricks of style to degenerate into mannerism.
For although there was at that time a recognized poetical style, already degenerating to mannerism, a developed prose style did not exist.
Too quickly it became a worldwide modem art mannerism, a style merely, lacking heart.
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