fauve


1fauve

noun, often capitalized \ˈfōv\

Definition of FAUVE

:  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

2fauve

adjective

Definition of FAUVE

1
often capitalized :  of or relating to the fauves
2
:  vivid in color

First Known Use of FAUVE

1945

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