Definition of sumi-e in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːmɪeɪ


[mass noun]
Japanese ink painting using sumi.
More 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.


from sumi + Japanese e 'painting'.

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