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1. An individual characteristic, such as a gesture or facial expression.Derivative
Thesaurus: characteristic, quirk, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, foible, habit, trait, pretension, peccadillo, oddity.2. derog
Especially in art or literature: noticeable or excessive use of an individual or mannered style.3. In art and architecture: a style prevalent in France, Spain, and especially 16c Italy, characterized by the playful use of Classical elements and trompe l'oeil effects in bizarre or dramatic compositions, often with the human body represented in an idealized rather than a natural form.
: mannerist noun
: manneristic adj
: manneristically adverb