art nouveau


art nou·veau

noun, often capitalized A&N \ˌär(t)-nü-ˈvō\

: a style of art, design, and architecture that uses curving lines and shapes that look like leaves and flowers

Full Definition of ART NOUVEAU

:  a design style of late 19th century origin characterized especially by sinuous lines and foliate forms

Origin of ART NOUVEAU

French, literally, new art
First Known Use: 1908

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