Meaning of “chintz” in the English Dictionary

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"chintz" in British English

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chintznoun [ U ]

uk /tʃɪnts/ us /tʃɪnts/

Examples from literature

  • And he followed her through the dark hall, into a small double, drawing-room, where the furniture was covered in chintz, and the little maid placed him in a chair. 
  • I am always glad when it's time to take the chintz covers off. 
  • In this room, the hangings of pink-flowered chintz with green leaves on a white ground, constantly exposed to the sun, were much faded, as was the carpet. 
  • The design may be taken from the chintz or brocade chosen for the room, but the painting must be done in the manner of the period. 
  • The mattress and springs are covered with a most delightful mauve chintz, on which birds and flowers are patterned. 

(Definition of “chintz” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chintz" in American English

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chintznoun [ U ]

us /tʃɪns/

cotton cloth, usually printed with patterns of flowers, that has a slightly shiny appearance:

chintz curtains

(Definition of “chintz” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)