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

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To get to the skylit art-deco dining room, guests pass through Mr. Benno’s Roman-style trattoria, Leonelli Taberna. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Ease Into Spring With This Light, Quick-Cooking Recipe for Black Bass," 4 Apr. 2019 New romantic style was all about art-deco, being flamboyant, with nods to the clothes and costumes of romantic periods in throughout history. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "The Youth Culture Magazine That Put Naomi Campbell and Missy Elliot on the Cover Is Relaunching," 1 Apr. 2019 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

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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