Definition of Exoticism

1. Noun. The quality of being exotic. "He loved the exoticism of Egypt"

Exact synonyms: Exoticness, Exotism
Generic synonyms: Curiousness, Foreignness, Strangeness
Derivative terms: Exotic, Exotic



Definition of Exoticism

1. n. The state of being exotic; also, anything foreign, as a word or idiom; an exotic.

Definition of Exoticism

1. Noun. The state of being exotic. ¹

2. Noun. Something exotic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exoticism

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Exoticism

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1. Memoirs of Dr. Thomas W. Evans: The Second French Empire by Thomas Wiltberger Evans (1905)
"... to General John A. Dix—The American colony—How things have changed—Parisian Society in those days—Causes of its decadence —Its "exoticism"—Sunt lacrimae ..."

2. Musical Studies and Silhouettes by Camille Bellaigue, Ellen Orr (1900)
"Let us devote a few moments to this exoticism in music,—and, ... exoticism is the taste for and the representation of things at a distance and rare. ..."

3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Cosmopolitan Spirit in Literature: A Study of by Joseph Texte (1899)
"What then was it that cosmopolitanism, or " exoticism," represented at the outset ? Few of the historians of French literature have asked themselves the ..."

4. The Great French Painters: And the Evolution of French Painting from 1830 to by Camille Mauclair (1903)
"Japonism has deposed orientalism and turned men's minds toward a wider exoticism. The artist of to-day, when shutting the modern vision from his eyes, ..."

5. The New Music Review and Church Music Review by American Guild of Organists (1906)
"Of course Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre might be called exotic but exoticism that is of a realm beyond the grave, and not of the empires of the East. ..."

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