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mannerism British & World English

A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving

mannerism English Thesaurus

he has the mannerisms of a bishop without actually having become one

Mannerism New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

style of 16th-century Italian art

Mannerism in mannerism British & World English

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