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[wo-toh; French va-toh] /wɒˈtoʊ; French vaˈtoʊ/
Jean Antoine
[zhahn ahn-twan] /ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈtwan/ (Show IPA),
1684–1721, French painter. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were not caricatures, as one might suppose, but rural scenes à la Watteau, and allegorical subjects.

  • He had an admiration for Boucher, Watteau, and all that school.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • But how delicious they are, these French gossips, so long as one is mindful not to think of Watteau!

  • As for Nick and me, we knew nothing of Greuze and Watteau then, and we could only stare in astonishment.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • There the pine-woods are very grave, and a Watteau figure would have been incongruous.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • It is very unusual to meet a Watteau figure in a Watteau landscape.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • That is why the decorations of Watteau are the most wonderful in the world.

    The Lighted Way E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Of its pictured romance, Watteau and Boucher and Fragonard hold the keys.

    Fragonard Haldane Macfall
  • Apart from the details he gives of Watteau's life, the passages which describe his method of work are the most interesting.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
  • It may be said that with Gerin's death Watteau's boyhood died.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
British Dictionary definitions for Watteau


/ˈwɒtəʊ; French vato/
Jean-Antoine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan). 1684–1721, French painter, esp of fêtes champêtres
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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