noun, often capitalized
mo·​derne | \ mō-ˈdern How to pronounce moderne (audio) , mə-\

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moderne adjective

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Les Temps modernes would be a laboratory of new ideas and a talent scout rolled into one. Longreads, "When Sartre and Beauvoir Started a Magazine," 10 Apr. 2018 See Alfredo Niceforo, L’Italia barbara contemporanea (Milan: Remo Sandron, 1898), and his Italiani del nord e italiani del sud (Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901); and Cesare Lombroso, L’antisemitismo e le scienze moderne (Turin, 1894). Ruth Ben-ghiat, Slate Magazine, "Why Italian fascists embraced Hitler’s anti-Semitism.," 20 Jan. 2017 The same nautical moderne architecture that makes the villa so charming is reprised in the two modern wings, which were added during a thorough yet sensitive renovation of the original building so that the place is pure Indochine. Condé Nast Traveler, "La Résidence Hotel & Spa," 20 Oct. 2017 Plans are in the works to turn a 1941 moderne-style Texaco station in Koreatown into an independent coffee shop. Neal Broverman, Los Angeles Magazine, "Developers Have Uncovered a Brilliant Use for LA’s Old Gas Stations," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of moderne

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moderne

French, modern

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