from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A style of decoration and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized particularly by the depiction of leaves and flowers in flowing, sinuous lines.
from The Century Dictionary.
- A name given to a secession movement in art which had its origin in Paris at the close of the nineteenth century, and is still in process of development.
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- noun A
decorative styleof artand architecturethat especially used the sinuousand flowinglines of plants.
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- noun a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French : art, art + nouveau, new.]
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Borrowing from French art nouveau (literally "new art").
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