[kanz; French kanz]
- noting or pertaining to the rococo style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the early and mid-18th century, characterized by fantasy, lightness, elegance, and comfort.
Origin of Louis Quinze
1850–55; < French: Louis XV
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Examples from the Web for louis quinze
That great personage tapped his Louis-Quinze snuffbox with some impatience.
The decorations will be Louis-Quinze, of course, and the café shall remain open all night.Notes on Life and Letters
Dolly gazed admiringly at the soft white hand, with the great Louis-Quinze ring upon the forefinger.Old Kensington
Boucher, "the Anacreon of Painting," was the typical painter-decorator of the Louis-quinze period.
- of or relating to the rococo style of the furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XV of France
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