art deco

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noun, often capitalized A&D art de·co \ˌärt-ˈde-ˌkō; ˌär(t)-dā-ˈkō, ˈär(t)-ˈdā-(ˌ)\

Definition of art deco

  1. :  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)

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1966


ART DECO Defined for English Language Learners

art deco

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noun, often capitalized A&D art de·co \ˌärt-ˈde-ˌkō; ˌär(t)-dā-ˈkō, ˈär(t)-ˈdā-(ˌ)\

Definition of art deco for English Language Learners

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


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