[yoo-kee-oh-ey; Japanese oo-kee-yaw-e]
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.

1895–1900; < Japanese, equivalent to uki-yo transitory world (uki float + yo world) + (w)e picture (perhaps < Middle Chinese; compare Chinese huà) Unabridged
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ukiyo-e (ˌuːkiːjəʊˈjeɪ)
a school of Japanese painting depicting subjects from everyday life
[Japanese: pictures of the floating world]

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