art nouveau

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noun, often capitalized A&N art nou·veau \ˌär(t)-nü-ˈvō\

Definition of art nouveau

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

Origin and Etymology of art nouveau

French, literally, new art


ART NOUVEAU Defined for English Language Learners

art nouveau

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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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