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sumi-e

Syllabification: su·mi-e
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞omē e
 
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Definition of sumi-e in English:

noun

Japanese ink painting using sumi.
Example sentences
  • The corresponding Grey Flow resembles the product of an artist gifted in the fluid brushwork of sumi-e.
  • How else to explain his keeping all his ducks in a row and still producing magnificent watercolors and sumi-e paintings?
  • He is the only foreign member of the Gendai Suiboku-ga Kyokai, an honorary association of artists working exclusively on sumi-e.

Origin

early 20th century: from sumi + Japanese e 'painting'.

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