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mannerismnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæn.ər.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈmæn.ɚ.ɪ.zəm/

Mannerismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmæn.ər.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈmæn.ɚ.ɪ.zəm/ specialized
a style of 16th-century Italian art that did not follow traditional rules of painting and tried to represent an image of beauty that was perfect rather than natural: Mannerism is characterized by a distortion of proportions and perspective.
Mannerist
noun [C] uk   /ˈmæn.ər.ɪst/ us   /ˈmæn.ɚ.ɪst/
Leading Mannerists include Parmigiano and Giulio Romano, whose pictures are painted in deep, rich colours.
(Definition of mannerism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mannerismnoun [C]

us   /ˈmæn·əˌrɪz·əm/
something that a person does repeatedly with the face, hands, or voice, esp. a habit that the person is not aware of: We’ve spent so much time together that we’ve picked up each other’s mannerisms.
(Definition of mannerism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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