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objet d'art

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noun ob·jet d'art \ˌȯb-ˌzhā-ˈdär\

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'art

plural ob·jets d'art \same\

  1. 1 :  an article of some artistic value

  2. 2 :  curio —called also objet

Examples of objet d'art

  1. The house is decorated with objets d'art from around the world.

  2. <the museum's collection is strongest in objets d'art from the South Pacific>



Origin of objet d'art

French, literally, art object


First Known Use: 1865


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