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fête champêtre

[fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/
noun, plural fêtes champêtres
[fet shahn-pe-truh] /fɛt ʃɑ̃ˈpɛ trə/ (Show IPA).
an outdoor festival or a garden party. Unabridged
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fête champêtre

/fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə/
noun (pl) fêtes champêtres (fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtrə)
a garden party, picnic, or similar outdoor entertainment
(arts) Also fête galante (fɛt ɡalɑ̃t)
  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
C18: from French, literally: country festival
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