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beaux arts

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plural noun \ˈbō-ˈzär\

Definition of beaux arts

Origin and Etymology of beaux arts

French beaux-arts


First Known Use: 1753


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beaux arts

adjective, often capitalized B&A

Definition of beaux arts

  1. :  characterized by the use of historic forms, rich decorative detail, and a tendency toward monumental conception in architecture

Origin and Etymology of beaux arts

French École des Beaux-Arts School of Fine Arts, in Paris


First Known Use: 1878

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