Art Deco

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'art deco', 'Art Deco': /ˌɑːtˈdɛkəʊ/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/


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Art Deco /ˈdɛkəʊ/ n
  1. a style of interior decoration, jewellery, architecture, etc, at its height in the 1930s and characterized by geometrical shapes, stylized natural forms, and symmetrical utilitarian designs adapted to mass production
Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from art décoratif, after the Exposition des arts décoratifs held in Paris in 1925
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
art dec•o /ˈɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable;  often: Art Deco]
  1. Fine Arta style of decorative art originating in the 1920's that uses geometric shapes and curved lines.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
art deco, 
  • a style of decorative art developed originally in the 1920s with a revival in the 1960s, marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, sharply defined outlines, often bold colors, and the use of synthetic materials, as plastics.
  • Also,  Art Deco. Also called  deco, Deco. 
    • French Art Déco, shortened from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exposition of modern decorative and industrial arts held in Paris, France, in 1925
    • 1965–70

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