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beaux arts

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noun plural \ˈbō-ˈzär\

Definition of beaux arts




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beaux arts

adjective, often capitalized B&A

Definition of beaux arts

  1. :  characterized by the use of historic forms, rich decorative detail, and a tendency toward monumental conception in architecture



Origin of beaux arts

French École des Beaux-Arts School of Fine Arts, in Paris


First Known Use: 1878


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