art nouveau

noun, often capitalized A&N art nou·veau \ ˌär(t)-nü-ˈvō \
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of art nouveau

: a design style of late 19th century origin characterized especially by sinuous lines and foliate forms

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Origin and Etymology of art nouveau

French, literally, new art


ART NOUVEAU Defined for English Language Learners

art nouveau

Definition of art nouveau for English Language Learners

  • : a style of art, design, and architecture that uses curving lines and shapes that look like leaves and flowers


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