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(pronounced chee) When you hear this word pronounced kigh (rhymes with high), it stands for the symbol "X" - the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. However, in our case, it comes from Chinese origins and is sometimes also written

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(pronounced chi-air-oh-SKYUR-oh) This Italian noun composed of chiaro (meaning clear) and scuro (meaning obscure) describes the interplay, representation and gradation of light and shadow with in a two-dimensional media — i.e., drawing, painting, photography, film — to suggest three-dimensional

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(pronounced shih-KAY-nuh-ree) At its most simple: trickery and deception, usually by out-foxing an opponent by illegal or underhanded means. It’s a fun word to say, but see that it’s not used to describe your actions. Example: Although he did not

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(pronounced shi-feh-NIR) Chiffoniers have a dual personality. Not only can the word also be spelled as “cheffonier,” but two distinct types of furniture can be called a chiffonier. On one hand, the term can be used to refer to

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(pronounced SHI-feh-rohb) Chiffonier + Wardrobe = Chifforobe. Even though this hybrid furniture concept of a chest of drawers combined with a wardrobe has been around for just at 100 years, it still seems like a pretty modern invention. If

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(pronounced CHEYE-neez kee) See

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(pronounced shen-wahz-er-EE or shen-WAHZ-er-ee) Once you learn how to say chinoiserie, you’re going to want to say it over and over because it’s so beautiful. (If you learn how to say it, we guarantee that you’ll be more impressive

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(pronounced chints) Most everyone knows that this is a type of fabric – that’s why we made it part of our name. Interior Decorator Mario Buatta, affectionately known as “The Prince of Chintz,” popularized the fabric in the 1980s