- exotic ► ADJECTIVE 1) originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country. 2) strikingly colourful or unusual.► NOUN ▪ an exotic plant or animal.DERIVATIVES exotically adverb exoticism noun.ORIGIN Greek extikos 'foreign' .
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Exoticism — (from exotic ) is a trend in art and design, influenced by some ethnic groups or civilizations since the late 19th century. In music exoticism is a genre in which the rhythms, melodies, or instrumentation are designed to evoke the atmosphere of… … Wikipedia
Exoticism — Ex*ot i*cism, n. The state of being exotic; also, anything foreign, as a word or idiom; an exotic. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
exoticism — 1827, from EXOTIC (Cf. exotic) + ISM (Cf. ism) … Etymology dictionary
exoticism — UK [ɪɡˈzɒtɪˌsɪz(ə)m] / US [ɪɡˈzɑtɪˌsɪzəm] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms exoticism : singular exoticism plural exoticisms an interesting or exciting quality that something has, especially because it is from a distant foreign country … English dictionary
exoticism — [[t]ɪgzɒ̱tɪsɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Exoticism is the quality of seeming unusual or interesting, usually because of associations with a distant country … English dictionary
exoticism — noun the quality of being exotic he loved the exoticism of Egypt • Syn: ↑exoticness, ↑exotism • Derivationally related forms: ↑exotic (for: ↑exoticness) … Useful english dictionary
exoticism — also exotism noun Date: 1827 the quality or state of being exotic … New Collegiate Dictionary
exoticism — exoticist, n. /ig zot euh siz euhm/, n. 1. tendency to adopt what is exotic. 2. exotic quality or character. 3. anything exotic, as a foreign word or idiom. Also, exotism /eg zeuh tiz euhm, ek seuh /. [1820 30; EXOTIC + ISM] * * * … Universalium
exoticism — noun a) The state of being exotic. b) Something exotic … Wiktionary
exoticism — ex|ot|i|cism [ ıg zatı,sızəm ] noun count or uncount an unusual or exciting quality that something has, especially because it is connected with a foreign country … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English