feng shui

[ fuhng shwey ]
/ ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ /

the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house.

Origin of feng shui

1795–1800; < Chinese: natural surroundings, literally, wind and water
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feng shui

/ (ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ) /


the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design and placement of a grave, building, room, etc, so that the maximum harmony is achieved between the flow of chi of the environment and that of the user, believed to bring good fortune

Word Origin for feng shui

C20: from Chinese feng wind + shui water
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