noun, often capitalized, often attributive
de·​co | \ ˈde-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce deco (audio) , dā-ˈkō, ˈdā-ˌ How to pronounce deco (audio) \

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For accommodations, the Bigelow Hotel (built in 1891) clings proudly to its 1920s heyday; the décor is all art-deco chandeliers and ornate ceilings reliefs (from $120 a night, Elisabeth Vincentelli, WSJ, "The Coolest, Under-the-Radar Ski Towns in the American West," 15 Nov. 2018 The art-deco doors of the famous London landmark hotel were well and truly thrownopen, and so were the kitchens. Vogue, "It-Brits Celebrate the Food of Malton With a Festive Dinner at Claridge’s," 15 Nov. 2018 For inspirations, Ashe, Leandro, and Dalton looked to mid-century modern and late Italian deco. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Interior Firm Ashe Leandro Pays Homage to Design Greats With a New Line of Furniture," 31 Oct. 2018 Gamers will also be able to remove the high-sensitivity microphone and swap magnetic deco plates to customize the Elite Pro 2 further. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Turtle Beach’s new Elite Pro 2 gaming headset comes with a metal headband and ‘SuperAmp’," 29 Aug. 2018 The Mode Lounge, at 8th and Idaho streets, offers a dazzling deco decor and eclectic concoctions. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "10 ways to get a real taste of Boise: New spots and beloved staples | Idaho Statesman," 21 May 2018 One prominent effort to do so is being masterminded from the top floor of an art-deco building in downtown San Francisco. The Economist, "Fork in the roadShould the party move to the left or to the centre?," 12 July 2018 Although the 276-foot vessel is faster than most ferries built up to this time, the art-deco boat tends to shake a lot. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "We go inside Amazon’s warehouse world, plus Kam Chancellor retires from the NFL | Monday Morning Brief, July 2," 2 July 2018 To complement the saturated colors in the room, Bikoff dyed a 1920s Chinese deco rug peacock blue, and accented it with a Murano glass coffee table. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Soho Apartment That Blends Whimsical Colors With Antique Furniture," 3 Nov. 2016

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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