objet d'art

ob·jet d'art | \ˌȯb-ˌzhā-ˈdär \
plural objets d'art\ˌȯb-ˌzhā-ˈdär \

Definition of objet d'art 

1 : an article of some artistic value

2 : curio

called also objet

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curio, curiosity, exotic, oddity, oddment, rarity

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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

First Known Use of objet d'art

circa 1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for objet d'art

French, literally, art object

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

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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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