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[jap-uh-nez-uh-ree, -nez-uh-ree; French zha-paw-nezuh-ree]
  1. stylistic characteristics, as in art, decor, or film, influenced by or reflective of Japanese culture and tradition.
  2. something, as an art object, displaying these characteristics.
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Origin of japonaiserie

1895–1900; < French, equivalent to japonais Japanese (Japon Japan + -ais < Latin -ēnsis -ensis; cf. -ese) + -erie -ery
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Historical Examples

  • Once the war-cry of the Goncourts was, Japonaiserie for ever.

    The Letters of a Post-Impressionist

    Vincent Van Gogh

  • Now the docks are a splendid piece of Japonaiserie, both odd, peculiar, and terrific.