Definition of chintz in English:


Syllabification: chintz
Pronunciation: /CHints


  • Printed multicolored cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used especially for curtains and upholstery: a sofa upholstered in chintz [as modifier]: floral chintz curtains
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    • In addition, ‘Tropiques,’ a polyester/cotton printed chintz, is going into more bedding and draperies.
    • Fabrics varied, and included calendared or glazed fabrics of wool, plain or floral printed calicos and muslins, and glazed chintz monochrome or polychrome prints.
    • Typical of fine Indian chintz, the cotton is not printed, but mordant-painted and resistdyed.


early 17th century (as chints, plural of chint, denoting a stained or painted calico cloth imported from India): from Hindi chīṃṭ 'spattering, stain'.

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