fête champêtre

[ fet shahn-pe-truh ]
/ fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə /

noun, plural fêtes cham·pê·tres [fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/. French.

an outdoor festival or a garden party.

Nearby words

  1. fátima,
  2. fès,
  3. fénelon,
  4. fénelon, françois de salignac de la mothe,
  5. fête,
  6. fête galante,
  7. föhn,
  8. führer,
  9. führer, der,
  10. fünen

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British Dictionary definitions for fete champetre

fête champêtre

/ French (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə) /

noun plural fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)

a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
Also: fête galante (fɛt ɡalɑ̃t) arts
  1. a genre of painting popular in France from the early 18th century, characterized by the depiction of figures in pastoral settings. Watteau was its most famous exponent
  2. a painting in this genre

Word Origin for fête champêtre

C18: from French, literally: country festival

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