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ukiyo-e

[yoo-kee-oh-ey; Japanese oo-kee-yaw-e] /yuˈki oʊˌeɪ; Japanese ʊˈki yɔˈɛ/
noun
1.
a genre style of painting and printmaking developed in Japan from the 17th to the 19th centuries and marked by the depiction of the leisure activities of ordinary people.
Origin of ukiyo-e
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Japanese, equivalent to uki-yo transitory world (uki float + yo world) + (w)e picture (perhaps < Middle Chinese; compare Chinese huà)
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ukiyo-e

/ˌuːkiːjəʊˈjeɪ/
noun
1.
a school of Japanese painting depicting subjects from everyday life
Word Origin
Japanese: pictures of the floating world
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