Greek Revival

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Definition of Greek Revival 

1 : a style of architecture in the first half of the 19th century marked by the use or imitation of Greek orders

2 : a style of decoration (as of furniture) using or imitating the decorative motifs of ancient Greece

First Known Use of Greek Revival

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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