fête champêtre

[fet shahn-pe-truh]
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British Dictionary definitions for fete champetre

fête champêtre

noun plural fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
  1. a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
  2. 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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