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fauve

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noun, often capitalized \ˈfōv\

Definition of fauve

  1. :  a painter practicing fauvism :  fauvist



Origin of fauve

French, literally, wild animal, from fauve tawny, wild, from Old French falve tawny, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German falo fallow — more at fallow


First Known Use: 1931

Rhymes with fauve


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fauve

adjective

Definition of fauve

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of or relating to the fauves

  2. 2 :  vivid in color



1945

First Known Use of fauve

1945


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