art nouveau

noun

art nou·​veau ˌär(t)-nü-ˈvō How to pronounce art nouveau (audio)
often capitalized A&N
: a design style of late 19th century origin characterized especially by sinuous lines and foliate forms

Examples of art nouveau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Renowned for its architecture, the Hungarian capital is home to everything from art nouveau and neoclassical to gothic and baroque, with the Blue Danube connecting it all like a ribbon. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 Over four days of celebrations to mark its centenary in 2014, Spain’s biggest beauty products company inaugurated a new headquarters in Barcelona attended by the Iberian nation’s then Prince Felipe and threw a splashy party for more than 1,000 people at the world’s largest art nouveau complex. Clara Hernanz Lizarraga, Fortune Europe, 25 Apr. 2024 Ferrell’s aesthetic, like her music, is a singular blend that joins past with present: 19th century carnival-core, art nouveau huntress, cosmic cowgirl, anime pixie and futuristic Las Vegas showgirl. Erin Osmon, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 Cheval Blanc Tucked inside an art nouveau department store, Cheval Blanc is one of Paris’ premiere properties for discerning travelers. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 31 Dec. 2023 Chartreuse celebrates classic French cooking and glamour with a dining room inspired by the Parisian metro’s art nouveau stations and Coco Chanel’s designs. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 21 Dec. 2023 Budapest, Hungary Go for: a fresh take on the 150 year-old city W Budapest Renowned for its architecture, the Hungarian capital is home to everything from art nouveau and neoclassical to gothic and baroque, with the Blue Danube connecting it all like a ribbon. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 And for history buffs, go behind the scenes on a heritage tour of the 19th century art nouveau style building and see the beautiful stained glass coupole up close. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 Kayak tours range from two-hour art nouveau tours that stay close to the town, right through to all-day trips for the more adventurous that combine kayaking with hiking. David Nikel, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, new art

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of art nouveau was in 1908

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“Art nouveau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art%20nouveau. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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