Of or characteristic of the last part of the 19th century, especially with reference to its artistic climate of effete sophistication.
Of or characteristic of the last years of the 19th cent.
Alternative spelling of fin-de-siècle.
Other Word Forms
Plural:fins de siecle
Origin of fin-de-siecle
- French fin end de of siècle century
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition