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objet d'art definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece" [syn: objet d'art, art object, piece]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural objets d'art) Etymology: French, literally, art object Date: 1865 1. an article of some artistic value 2. curio called also objet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. objets d'art pronunc. same) a small decorative object. Etymology: F, lit. 'object of art'

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(objets d'art) Objets d'art are small ornaments that are considered to be attractive and of quite good quality. (FORMAL) N-COUNT: usu pl



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