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

Examples of deco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The art deco buildings became the church’s base of American operations and where children of church members were cared for communally. TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 Skillman The site at 121 Gratiot Ave. has served as a city library since 1895, first dubbed the Detroit Public Library the original building was demolished and rebuilt by 1877 in the art deco style of the Skillman Branch standing today. Detroit Free Press, 29 Mar. 2024 Framed in metallic gold, the World Market Aurora Coffee Table was inspired by the art deco style and is easy to incorporate in many modern homes. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2024 Filmmaker Jason Reitman is leading an unnamed group of investors in purchasing the art deco Fox Village Theater, located at 945 Broxton Ave. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2024 The neon clock is still there, as are deco light fixtures and the black-and-white mosaic floor. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 7 Jan. 2024 The art deco Morris Sydney (from $200 a night) is attracting locals to its intimate Bar Morris wine bar. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Dec. 2023 Catch a show at the art deco style Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 14 Nov. 2023 There's a celestial deco that's made from ground-down bits of scraps created during various manufacturing processes, and the denim pieces come from threading together shredded fibers that are usually wasted when recycling jeans. Steven Ewing, Ars Technica, 6 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deco was in 1969

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“Deco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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