Art Nouveau Definition

ärtno͝ovō, ärno͝ovō; Fr ȧpno͝ovō
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.
American Heritage
A movement in arts and crafts of the late 19th and early 20th cent., characterized by curvilinear designs styled from nature.
Webster's New World
Art nouveau.

Origin of Art Nouveau

  • French art art nouveau new

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French.

    From Wiktionary

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