art deco

noun

art de·​co ˌärt-ˈde-ˌkō How to pronounce art deco (audio)
ˌär(t)-dā-ˈkō,
ˈär(t)-ˈdā-(ˌ)
often capitalized A&D
: a popular design style of the 1920s and 1930s characterized especially by bold outlines, geometric and zigzag forms, and the use of new materials (such as plastic)

Examples of art deco in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

French Art Déco, from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exposition of modern decorative and industrial arts held in Paris, France, in 1925

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of art deco was in 1966

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“Art deco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art%20deco. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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