Fin-de-siecle meaning

făɴ'də-sē-ĕk'lə
Of or characteristic of the last part of the 19th century, especially with reference to its artistic climate of effete sophistication.
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Of or characteristic of the last years of the 19th cent.
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Alternative spelling of fin-de-siècle.
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Origin of fin-de-siecle

  • French fin end de of siècle century
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition