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Definition of Oriental

Oriental

  1. Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; -- opposed to occidental; as, Oriental countries.
  2. A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.
  3. Eastern Christians of the Greek rite.

Oriental Quotations

Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
David Hockney

Call me tacky, but I love the union of sweet and sour, even in some now-unloved Oriental dishes incorporating pineapple and ketchup.
Yotam Ottolenghi

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.
Malcolm de Chazal

True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics.
Bayard Taylor

I'm the kind of person who would have liked to have lived at the Plaza. I love crystal chandeliers and gold leaf, velvets and mirrors, Oriental rugs and marble.
Candace Bushnell
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Oriental Translations

oriental in Afrikaans is oostelik
oriental in Dutch is oosters, oostelijk
oriental in French is oriental
oriental in Hungarian is keleti
oriental in Spanish is oriental
oriental in Swedish is orientalisk
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