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sumi-e

[ soo-mee-e ]
/ ˈsu miˈɛ /
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noun, plural su·mi-e.Japanese.

(in fine arts) a monochrome painting executed in ink: Zen painters were masters of sumi-e.

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Origin of sumi-e

First recorded in 1935–40; from Japanese , equivalent to sumi “India ink” + e “drawing, painting”
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