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Louis Quinze

[kanz; French kanz] /kænz; French kɛ̃z/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to the rococo style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the early and mid-18th century, characterized by fantasy, lightness, elegance, and comfort.
Origin of Louis Quinze
1850-1855
1850-55; < French: Louis XV
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Louis Quinze

/kænz/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the rococo style of the furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XV of France
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