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mannerism US English

A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving; an idiosyncrasy

mannerism US Thesaurus

she built an act around the mannerisms she'd picked up from her mother and her aunts

Mannerism New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

style of 16th-century Italian art

Mannerism in mannerism US English

A style of 16th-century Italian art preceding the Baroque, characterized by unusual effects of scale, lighting, and perspective, and the use of bright, often lurid colors. It is particularly associated with the work of Pontormo, Vasari,and the later Michelangelo