fêtes champêtres

fête champêtre

[fet shahn-pe-truh]
plural fêtes champêtres [fet shahn-pe-truh] . French.
an outdoor festival or a garden party.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To fêtes champêtres
World English Dictionary
fête champêtre (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
n , pl fêtes champêtres
1.  a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
2.  arts Also: fête galante
 a.  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
 b.  a painting in this genre
[C18: from French, literally: country festival]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature