Definitions

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

  • noun A decorative and architectural style of the period 1925–1940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.

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  • noun a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production

Etymologies

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

[French Art Déco, from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a 1925 exposition in Paris, France.]

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