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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an architectural style originating in France in the late 19th century and characterized by classical forms, symmetry, rich ornamentation, and a grand scale.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After the École des Beaux Arts, School of Fine Arts, in Paris.

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