objet d'art

noun ob·jet d'art \ˌb-ˌzhā-ˈdär\

: a small object that is valued because it is beautiful or interesting : an object that has artistic value

plural ob·jets d'art \same\

Full Definition of OBJET D'ART

:  an article of some artistic value
:  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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