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Meaning of "exoticism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXOTICISM

exoticism  [ɪɡˈzɒtɪsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXOTICISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exoticism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXOTICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

exoticism

Exoticism

Exoticism is a trend in European art and design, influenced by some ethnic groups or civilizations from the late 19th-century. First stimulated by Eastern trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, interest in non-western art by Europeans became more and more popular following European colonialism. So-called "oriental" art emanated from a type of primitive fantasy for Western society, reflecting the increasingly exotic tastes of Europe. The influences of Exoticism can be seen through numerous genres of this period, notably in music, painting, and decorative art. In music, exoticism is a genre in which the rhythms, melodies, or instrumentation are designed to evoke the atmosphere of far-off lands or ancient times. Like orientalist subjects in 19th-century painting, exoticism in the decorative arts and interior decoration was associated with fantasies of opulence. Exoticism, by one definition, is "the charm of the unfamiliar." Scholar Alden Jones defines exoticism in art and literature as the representation of one culture for consumption by another.

Definition of exoticism in the English dictionary

The definition of exoticism in the dictionary is the quality of seeming unusual or interesting, usually because of associations with a distant country.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXOTICISM


agnosticism
æɡˈnɒstɪsɪzəm
antiromanticism
ˌæntɪrəʊˈmæntɪsɪzəm
antisepticism
ˌæntɪˈseptɪsɪzəm
apocalypticism
əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪsɪzəm
asepticism
eɪˈsɛptɪsɪzəm
astaticism
eɪˈstætɪsɪzəm
athleticism
æθˈlɛtɪsɪzəm
autodidacticism
ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈdæktɪsɪzəm
chromaticism
krəˈmætɪsɪzəm
didacticism
dɪˈdæktɪsɪzəm
grammaticism
ɡrəˈmætɪsɪzəm
patristicism
pəˈtrɪstɪsɪzəm
peripateticism
ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪsɪzəm
poeticism
pəʊˈɛtɪsɪzəm
pragmaticism
præɡˈmætɪsɪzəm
propheticism
prəʊˈfɛtɪsɪzəm
psychoticism
saɪˈkɒtɪsɪzəm
scepticism
ˈskɛptɪsɪzəm
skepticism
ˈskɛptɪsɪzəm
syntheticism
sɪnˈθɛtɪsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXOTICISM

exoterically
exotericism
exothermal
exothermally
exothermic
exothermically
exothermicity
exotic
exotic dancer
exotic shorthair
exotica
exotically
exoticist
exoticize
exoticness
exotism
exotoxic
exotoxin
exotropia
exotropic

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXOTICISM

aestheticism
Catholicism
classicism
criticism
cynicism
eclecticism
eroticism
fanaticism
historicism
literary criticism
lyricism
mosaicism
mysticism
neoclassicism
neuroticism
racism
romanticism
scholasticism
self-criticism
textual criticism
witticism

Synonyms and antonyms of exoticism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «exoticism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXOTICISM

Find out the translation of exoticism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exoticism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exoticism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

异国情调
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exotismo
570 millions of speakers

English

exoticism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

exoticism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغرائبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экзотика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exotismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

exoticism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exotisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Eksotik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Exotik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

異国情緒
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eksotik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nét huyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

exoticism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परस्परविरोधी भावना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

egzotizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esotismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

egzotyka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екзотика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exotism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξωτισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eksotisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

exotism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eksotisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exoticism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXOTICISM»

The term «exoticism» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.096 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXOTICISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exoticism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXOTICISM»

Discover the use of exoticism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exoticism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World
' Timothy D. Taylor mingles insights from musicology, cultural and social history, and cultural theory to demonstrate the changing ways in which various streams of musical life, in Europe and America, have responded to the wider world.
Timothy D. Taylor, 2007
2
Essay on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity
DIVA series of notes on alterity written by Victor Segalen between 1904 and 1918, and here translated into English for the first time, anticipates the post-colonial critique of colonial theory./div "It is exciting to see Segalen's most ...
Victor Segalen, Yaël Rachel Schlick, 2002
3
Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections
This 2009 book surveys the vast and varied repertoire of Western musical works that portray exotic locales, exploring their persuasive and disturbing effects.
Ralph P. Locke, 2011
4
Daumier and Exoticism: Satirizing the French and the Foreign
This book examines the role of exoticism in his art, and offers a detailed history of the journal Le Charivari in which the lithographs appeared.
Elizabeth C. Childs, 2004
5
From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism
The objective to this study is, essentially, to arrive at a view of exoticism as a relation between (Western) Self and (exotic) Other that is fluctuatingly tenuous or strong depending on the narrating subject's position vis-a-vis a point of ...
Roger Célestin, 1996
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Exoticism in Salammbô: The Languages of Myth, Religion, and War
A pervasive schema of multiplicity and mutilation gives the novel its fundamental structure, rather than the previously accepted dichotomy based upon the dialectical opposition of moon and sun.
Anne Mullen Hohl, 1995
7
Macropolitics of Nineteenth-century Literature: Nationalism, ...
From the macropolitical perspective afforded by contemporary postcolonial studies, the essays in this collection explore the relationship between politics and culture by examining developments in a wide range of nineteenth-century writing.
Jonathan Arac, Harriet Ritvo, 1995
8
Exchanges in Exoticism
Through the lens of medieval gender and postcolonial theory, Exchanges in Exoticism demonstrates how the process of cultural exchange - and empire building - extends well beyond our traditional assumptions about gender roles in the medieval ...
Megan Moore, 2014
9
Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism and the Absolute
Ligeti's Laments provides a critical analysis of the composer's works, considering both the compositions themselves and the larger cultural implications of their reception.
Amy Marie Bauer, 2011
10
The Exotic in Western Music
The volume sheds new light on a significant yet largely neglected art form, and it makes a valuable contribution to music history and cultural studies.
Jonathan Bellman, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXOTICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exoticism is used in the context of the following news items.
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England has Australia on the run
But more than volume and range (and exoticism) of the runs made this day, it was their weight that mattered. Seven down at the start of the day, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Debate Over Boston Kimono Event Rages On as Museum Finds an …
They also require that "Kimono Wednesdays" be stopped altogether; that public talks titled “Flirting with Exoticism" be renamed; and that ... «artnet News, Jul 15»
3
The reality of the sweating brow
Even after such overt racism was largely erased, mid-century jazz-talk traded in a kind of exoticism and essentialism that recapitulated and ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
4
On Antonio Luna's Impresiones of Madrid
... his mental strength, never willing to refuse his identity despite the odd exoticism with which he was regarded in Europe: a sense of superiority ... «BusinessWorld Online Edition, Jul 15»
5
Light at the end of the tunnel for historic Mellah
And the stakes are higher now that tourists who love the exoticism of North Africa are potentially fleeing adjacent Tunisia in the wake of last ... «Jewish Chronicle, Jul 15»
6
On the Verge Theater Festival
In this fascinating production, an ethnographer's thesis about Asian exoticism and dating websites comes to life (literally) when the subjects of ... «Santa Barbara Independent, Jul 15»
7
The American's Left's blond-haired, blue-eyed fantasyland
The Left occasionally indulges in bouts of romantic exoticism — its pin-ups have included Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, ... «National Review Online, Jul 15»
8
Big Freedia's new memoir digs deep into New Orleans culture
... to an extent, with the exoticism of the way many things New Orleans are written about from outside of New Orleans. Freedia is celebrated for ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
9
Bacardi snaps up Leblon cachaça
... that cachaça, “fighting old prejudices”, would become a key spirits trend of 2015, shifting from “commodity status to aspirational exoticism”. «The Drinks Business, Jul 15»
10
Wine tours are done a little differently in Argentina
All of the exoticism has been taken away from alcohol already. It's not in the culture to get too boozed. And then of course there's Argentina, ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Exoticism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exoticism>. Mar 2020 ».
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