Definition of Poussinesque in US English:

Poussinesque

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Poussin; after the manner of Poussin's work, especially in displaying formal classical values, strong draughtsmanship, or the balanced arrangement of forms.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Quarterly Review. From French Poussinesque from the name of Nicolas Poussin, French landscape painter + -esque.

Pronunciation

Poussinesque

/ˌpuːsaˈnɛsk/