Definitions for "Mannerism"
Adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, behavior, or treatment of others.
Adherence to a peculiar style or manner carried to excess, especially in literature or art.
principally Italian movement in art and architecture between the High Renaissance and Baroque periods (1520-1600) that sought to represent an ideal of beauty rather than natural images of it, using characteristic distortion and exaggeration of human proportions, perspecive, etc.
Mannerisms are odd, repeated voluntary movements, usually specific to the patient, often suggesting a special meaning or purpose. For example, saluting or bowing down to greet someone.
a sometimes bizarre elaboration of normal activities.
Keywords:  something, special, doing, way
A special way of doing something.