art deco

noun, often capitalized A&D
art de·​co | \ ˌärt-ˈde-ˌkō How to pronounce art deco (audio) ; ˌär(t)-dā-ˈkō, ˈär(t)-ˈdā-(ˌ) \

Definition of art deco

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web The Hall of State, the crowning glory of Fair Park’s rich history and art deco magnificence, has long been the heart of Texas for me. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "My sneak peek tour with the South African gearhead who’s restoring Dallas’ Hall of State," 31 July 2020 The building was once a three-story 1930s dairy plant with art deco flourishes, remodeled a couple of decades ago into an eight-unit residence. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Quarantined in New York, We Escape Skyward," 23 June 2020 The building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern with an art deco design and, as part of the hotel, provides access to the luxury amenities like in-room dining, pool access and concierge, laundry and cleaning services. Dallas News, "Take a look at a rare four-bedroom, two-kitchen Ritz-Carlton residence that’s due for auction," 12 June 2020 This floor’s powder room has the firehouse men’s room mirror and a steel art deco sink. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$925K Birmingham condo above shops is finished in eccentric style," 13 June 2020 Details throughout the home complement the art deco style of The Ritz-Carlton’s exterior, with crown molding, hardwood floors and marble flooring in the foyer. Dallas News, "Take a look at a rare four-bedroom, two-kitchen Ritz-Carlton residence that’s due for auction," 12 June 2020 Handmade in North America, the art deco headboard can be swathed in everything from a high-octane leopard print to a preppy ticking stripe. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The prettiest headboards under $400," 10 June 2020 The art deco style of the complex, in the Mass Ave neighborhood, is turning into a mix of retail, culinary and entertainment venues. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stay in a repurposed candy factory and more historic buildings at these Midwest hotels," 9 June 2020 Columbus damage: Officials are estimating the cost to clean up damage to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, an art deco structure that houses the Ohio Supreme Court, after Columbus protests. cleveland, "Nearly all 99 people arrested in Saturday riots are from Northeast Ohio: The Wake Up for Tuesday, June 2, 2020," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of art deco

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for art deco

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

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“Art deco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of art deco

: a style of art, design, and architecture that uses bold lines and simple shapes

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