objet d'art

noun
ob·​jet d'art | \ ˌȯb-ˌzhā-ˈdär How to pronounce objet d'art (audio) \
plural objets d'art\ ˌȯb-​ˌzhā-​ˈdär How to pronounce objet d'art (audio) \

Definition of objet d'art

1 : an article of some artistic value
2 : curio

called also objet

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Examples of objet d'art in a Sentence

The house is decorated with objets d'art from around the world. the museum's collection is strongest in objets d'art from the South Pacific
Recent Examples on the Web The first Buly spa arrives in Paris French brand L'Officine Universelle Buly appeals to aesthetes and beauty junkies alike with its handsomely packaged products, which are as much objets d'art as top-shelf serums. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Biggest Wellness Travel Trends: Sound Baths, Tickling Helmets, and More," 14 Feb. 2020 Tickets have often been objets d'art in their own right, something to hold and to behold. Steve Rushin, SI.com, "The Death of Paper Tickets and the Stories They Leave Behind," 12 Sep. 2019 The restaurant's decor—which features artwork, objets d'art, and furniture from chef-owner Benjamin Seck's collection—is as colorful as the food. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 The restaurant's decor—which features artwork, objets d'art, and furniture from chef-owner Benjamin Seck's collection—is as colorful as the food. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of objet d'art

circa 1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for objet d'art

borrowed from French, "art object"

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The first known use of objet d'art was circa 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Objet d'art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objet%20d%27art. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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objet d'art

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English Language Learners Definition of objet d'art

: a small object that is valued because it is beautiful or interesting : an object that has artistic value

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