Pronounced: jim-KAH-nuh, noun
Notes: I have run across this in a British television show, but I didn’t know the word
The word trompe l’oeil means
- a style of painting in which objects are rendered in extremely realistic detail, giving an illusion of reality
- a painting, mural, etc made in this style
The word comes from French (duh!) and literally means “fools the eye” with the following root words: tromper (to deceive), le (the), oeil (eye).
This word came into English in the late 1800s
The candidate word roseate was rejected because I properly figured out the meaning.