noun see plein air

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pleinairism — plein·air·ism …   English syllables

  • pleinairism — /plænˈɛərɪzəm/ (say plan airrizuhm), /pleɪnˈɛərɪzəm/ (say playn airrizuhm) noun the practice of painting outdoors, giving opportunities for capturing changing effects of light. See plein air. –pleinairist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pleinairism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • plein air — adjective Etymology: French, open air Date: 1894 1. of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight 2. of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air • pleinairism noun • pleinairist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luminarism — nəˌrizəm noun ( s) Etymology: luminarist + ism 1. : the concern with or skill in the portrayal of effects of light and shade in painting compare pleinairism 2. often capitalized …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleinairisme — noun see pleinairism …   Useful english dictionary

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