Jugendstil

noun
Ju·​gend·​stil | \ ˈyügəntˌshtēl \
plural -s

Definition of Jugendstil

: a late 19th century and early 20th century German decorative style parallel to art nouveau

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History and Etymology for Jugendstil

German, literally, style of Jugend, from Jugend, illustrated periodical founded in Munich in 1896 + German stil style, from Middle High German, style, stylus, from Latin stilus

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“Jugendstil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jugendstil. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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