Share this entry

Share this page

Palekh

Line breaks: Pa¦lekh
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːlɛk
 
/

Definition of Palekh in English:

adjective

Denoting a type of Russian iconography or a style of miniature painting on boxes, trays, and other small items.
Example sentences
  • The journalists presented Renata with a Palekh lacquerware coffer.’
  • Palekh painting wasn't born accidentally.
  • Kholui miniatures share some traits with both Palekh and Mstera art, yet maintain a distinctive lyrical quality of their own.

Origin

from the name of a town north-east of Moscow renowned for this type of work.

Words that rhyme with Palekh

Dalek

Definition of Palekh in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing