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In the glory days of Orioles, when I was a newbie baseball writer for the Post, the roster of talkers was as good as the everyday lineup. Singy - Ken Singleton - Flanny, and Cakes - the underwear spokesman Jim Palmer - were my go-to guys, occupying stalls along one wall of the shabby chic clubhouse.
Jane Leavy

Meaning of "shabby chic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHABBY CHIC

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHABBY CHIC

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Shabby chic 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 SHABBY CHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Shabby chic

Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.

Definition of shabby chic in the English dictionary

The definition of shabby chic in the dictionary is a style of interior design that uses worn or distressed furnishings to achieve a romantic effect.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHABBY CHIC

shabash
Shabbat
shabbatot
Shabbes
shabbier
shabbiest
shabbily
shabbiness
shabble
Shabbos
Shabbosim
Shabbosos
shabby
shabby-genteel
shabby-looking
shabrack
shabracque

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHABBY CHIC

anarchic
autarchic
Bacchic
chic
elenchic
gangster chic
geek chic
halachic
heroin chic
hierarchic
intrapsychic
matriarchic
metapsychic
monarchic
oligarchic
psychic
stomachic
superchic
thearchic
ultrachic

Synonyms and antonyms of shabby chic in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «shabby chic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHABBY CHIC

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The translations of shabby chic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shabby chic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

破旧的别致
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shabby chic
570 millions of speakers

English

shabby chic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठाठ जर्जर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رث أنيقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

потертый шик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chique
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাব্বির চিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shabby chic
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bergaya lusuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

shabby chic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シックなみすぼらしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세련된 초라한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tồi tàn sang trọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷிபி சிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिडखोर चिकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Perişan şık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

shabby chic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

shabby chic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

потертий шик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ponosit chic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

shabby chic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

shabby chic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjaskig stil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

shabby chic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shabby chic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHABBY CHIC»

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

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Jane Leavy
In the glory days of Orioles, when I was a newbie baseball writer for the Post, the roster of talkers was as good as the everyday lineup. Singy - Ken Singleton - Flanny, and Cakes - the underwear spokesman Jim Palmer - were my go-to guys, occupying stalls along one wall of the shabby chic clubhouse.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHABBY CHIC»

Discover the use of shabby chic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shabby chic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Inspirations
Showcases the shabby chic style through a tour of interior spaces decorated by the author and other designers, with commentaries and color photographs for each house.
Rachel Ashwell, 2011
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Shabby Chic Interiors: My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets
"With flowers, music, candles, and beautiful, comfortable, and functional things, a home will be that much lovelier a place for our hearts to be." Book jacket.
Rachel Ashwell, 2012
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The Shabby Chic Home
Wonderful wide–plank floors, paned sash windows, an old brick fireplace, the charm of living with a home's small imperfections and making them a virtue. These are just some examples of what makes up a Shabby Chic home.
Rachel Ashwell, 2010
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Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating ...
Describes what to look for at flea markets and garage sales, offers advice for cleaning and repairing purchases, and presents decorating ideas.
Rachel Ashwell, 2013
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Shabby Chic: Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things
Rachel Ashwell uses her signature style to make any event a special occasion. This beautiful, accessible book proves that entertaining need not be expensive.
Rachel Ashwell, 2004
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Shabby Chic
Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style.
Rachel Ashwell, 2012
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Shabby Chic: The Gift of Giving
Rachel Ashwell shares the wonderful gift ideas she has collected throughout the years and shows you how to express your sentiments with a classic alluring style.
Rachel Ashwell, 2010
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Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors
Showcases the author's signature decorating style with photographs and text describing her residences, as well as celebrity homes including the house that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe.
Rachel Ashwell, 2009
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Shabby Chic After All:
Desperate to find solace, a meaningful project, and maybe even herself, Julia runs from New York City to a small town in southwest Pennsylvania.
Kirsten Fullmer, 2014
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Digital Scrapbooking For Dummies
Can the rumpled elegance and mismatched opulence of shabby chic find happiness with cutting edge digital tools and techniques? We say yes, it can — even though shabby chic is perhaps the most difficult style to do well digitally because ...
Jeanne Wines-Reed, Joan Wines, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHABBY CHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shabby chic is used in the context of the following news items.
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3 secrets to creating the shabby chic wedding of your dreams
Wedding trends come and go, driven by many cultural influences, but few are as enduring and romantic as shabby chic/shabby glam. With its perfect ... «The Times and Democrat, Jun 15»
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Helena Bonham Carter looks carefree in yellow skirt with mystery …
... tank top and minimal make-up. With a pair of glasses perched on top of her head, she completed her shabby chic look with a beaded necklace and earrings. «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Wolstanton couple open new shabby chic furniture business
VINTAGE: Tracey Griffiths in the new shop area with some of the goods on offer, along with Bianca James, left, and Amber Griffiths. Picture: Steve Bould. «Stoke Sentinel, May 15»
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She's cleaning up in the world of shabby chic
Shabby Chic, a trend that became a lifestyle, weathered the return of Mad Men and midcentury modern, bankruptcy, and confusion to emerge with its soul intact. «Toledo Blade, Apr 15»
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Rachel Ashwell details the flowering of Shabby Chic style in new book
These design elements are a few of the lasting legacies of Shabby Chic, the home décor empire founded in the late '80s by British transplant Rachel Ashwell. «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
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Author Rachel Ashwell touts the benefits of the Shabby Chic lifestyle
Shabby Chic, a trend that became a lifestyle, weathered the return of “Mad Men” and midcentury modern, bankruptcy and confusion to emerge with its soul intact ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 15»
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Brian Rudman: St James' shabby chic lives again
You have to give Steve Bielby full marks for enthusiasm. Over the next three months he has to complete a masterplan for the restoration of the old St James ... «New Zealand Herald, Apr 15»
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Shabby chic gives way to merely chic: How come? It's the economy …
New Orleans was shabby chic before shabby was chic. But today we witness how the more chic the city gets, the more unshabby it becomes. Unable to alleviate ... «The lens, Apr 15»
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Interiors: Shabby chic style in the ultimate French holiday home
Tania Webb, the founder of the hip Brighton eatery Marmalade Café, has taken on a few challenging projects in her time, but when she and her partner, Mark ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
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Shabby Chic designer finds a new home at Round Top antiques fair
Rachel Ashwell's own home in California is outfitted in Shabby Chic decor. The table is simple and white. She found the folding chairs at a flea market and ... «Houston Chronicle, Mar 15»

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