fin de sièclefin-de-siè·cle
of or characteristic of the last years of the 19th cent.: formerly used to refer to progressive ideas and customs, but now generally used to indicate decadence
also written fin-de-siècle
Origin of fin de siècleFr, end of the century
Of or characteristic of the last part of the 19th century, especially with reference to its artistic climate of effete sophistication.
Origin of fin-de-siecleFrench fin end de of siècle century
- Alternative spelling of fin-de-siÃ¨cle.