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

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  • objet d'art — UK [ˌɒbʒeɪ ˈdɑː(r)] / US [ˌɔbʒeɪ ˈdɑr] noun [countable] Word forms objet d art : singular objet d art plural objets d art UK [ˌɒbʒeɪ ˈdɑː(r)] / US [ˌɔbʒeɪ ˈdɑr] an object that is mostly for decoration but is also considered a work of art …   English dictionary

  • objet d'art* — ob•jet d art [[t]ˌɒb ʒeɪ ˈdɑr[/t]] n. pl. ob•jets d art [[t]ˌɒb ʒeɪ ˈdɑr[/t]] fot an object of artistic worth or interest • Etymology: 1860–65; < F: art object …   From formal English to slang

  • objet d'art — ob|jet d art [ˌɔbʒeı ˈda: US ˌa:bʒeı ˈda:r] n plural objets d art (same pronunciation) [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: object of art ] a small object used for decoration, with some value as art …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • objet d'art — ob|jet d art [ ,ɔbʒeı dar ] (plural ob|jets d art [ ,ɔbʒeı dar ] ) noun count an object that is mostly for decoration but is also considered a work of art …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • objet d'art — [[t]ɒ̱bʒeɪ dɑ͟ː(r)[/t]] objets d art N COUNT: usu pl Objets d art are small ornaments that are considered to be attractive and of quite good quality. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • objet d'art — [ˌɒbʒeɪ dα:] noun (plural objets d art pronunciation same) a small decorative or artistic object. Origin Fr., lit. object of art …   English new terms dictionary

  • objet d'art — plural objets d art (same pronunciation) noun (C) a small object, used for decoration, that has some value as art …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • objet d'art — /awb zhe dannrdd /, pl. ob jets d art /awb zhe dannrdd /. French. an object of artistic worth or curiosity, esp. a small object. Also calledobjet. * * * …   Universalium

  • objet d’art —  pl. objets d’art …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • objet d'art —    A French term meaning art object; it is often used by English speakers to mean a work of art which is small in size, such as a miniature painting, netsuke, a statuette, or vase. Also see bibelot and masterpiece. (pr. ohb jay dahr) …   Glossary of Art Terms

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