Definition of orientalia in English:

orientalia

Line breaks: orien|talia
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːrɪɛnˈteɪlɪə
 
, ɒr-/

noun

  • Books and other items relating to or characteristic of the Orient.
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    • Probably because it's an early work, its influences sound out rather clearly: early Stravinsky, Soviet Prokofieff, Borodinish orientalia, and here and there a bit of Blochian meditation.
    • His music is very much of its time, and I should say it has, in its extra-musical concerns of orientalia, hothouse sex, and Celtic twilight, links to the literary Decadents of the Victorian Eighties and Nineties.
    • He paid meticulous attention to the warmer sonorities without letting the tinkly orientalia (especially in the Ping, Pang, Pong scenes) obscure the predominantly smooth melodic contours.

Origin

early 20th century: from Latin, neuter plural of orientalis 'oriental'.

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