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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Recent Examples on the Web An iconic art-deco skyscraper towers over the city, but has lain vacant for six years. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Failing public schools in an Ivy League town: Can state turn the tide?," 1 Nov. 2019 In 1982 my parents had a plum nightly gig at a 1920s and ’30s deco-themed supper club called Nutmeg’s at the Hyatt Regency, where they were tasked with playing only jazz standards. Longreads, "Why Karen Carpenter Matters," 4 Oct. 2019 Step into the art-deco restaurant/bar, and prepare to be transported to Havana via bright teal walls, vintage-style banquettes, and statement chandeliers. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham magazine’s Best and Worst of Birmingham," 3 Sep. 2019 And in a nod to the New Deal era, Elizabeth Warren chose a condensed deco-esque typeface and American Standard mint-green accents that pay homage to the design language of the 1930s. Kate Wagner, The New Republic, "The Subtle Politics of Graphic Design," 20 Aug. 2019 The sculpture is a cast-iron stake driven into an art-deco-style column. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The American Pavilion in the Venice Biennale: Safe and Sorry," 10 Aug. 2019 Invitations sent out months ago were for a Saturday night wedding at the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the art-deco-style restaurant at the city’s Lakefront Airport. Washington Post, "As storm moved in, 1 couple moved up their wedding ceremony," 13 July 2019 For the past four years the 1939 art deco property has been a blight on the community, covered in scaffolding and graffiti with minimal construction activity. Peter Kiefer, The Hollywood Reporter, "L.A.'s Iconic Venice Post Office Falls Into Limbo Again After Joel Silver Sale," 23 July 2019 The strict color palette of black, white, gold, and greenery lent itself naturally to a deco feel—coupled with the subtle galactic motifs. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, " Beauty Director Jenna Rosenstein Mixed Art Deco with a Star Wars Obsession for her Wedding in Miami Beach," 11 July 2019

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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22 Dec 2019

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“Deco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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