Definition of maki-e in English:

maki-e

(also makie, makiye)

noun

  • A Japanese form of (especially gold or silver) lacquer or lacquerware.

Origin

Early 17th century. From Japanese maki-e, † maki-ye from maki-, combining stem of maku to sow (seed) + ye (now e) picture (from Middle Chinese).

Pronunciation

maki-e

/ˈmakiˌeɪ//ˈmakiˌiː//ˈmɑːkiˌeɪ/