Simple Definition of objet d'art
: a small object that is valued because it is beautiful or interesting : an object that has artistic value
Full Definition of objet d'artplural
1 : an article of some artistic value
2 : curio —called also objet
Examples of objet d'art in a sentence
The house is decorated with objets d'art from around the world.
<the museum's collection is strongest in objets d'art from the South Pacific>
Origin and Etymology of objet d'art
French, literally, art object
First Known Use: 1865
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