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deco

or Deco

[dek-oh, dey-koh, dey-koh] /ˈdɛk oʊ, ˈdeɪ koʊ, deɪˈkoʊ/
noun
1.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or suggestive of art deco design:
The new wallpaper gives the foyer a deco look.
Origin of deco
1970-1975
1970-75; by shortening

art deco

or Art Deco

noun
1.
a style of decorative art developed originally in the 1920s with a revival in the 1960s, marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, sharply defined outlines, often bold colors, and the use of synthetic materials, as plastics.
Also called deco, Deco.
Origin
1965-70; < French Art Déco, shortened from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exposition of modern decorative and industrial arts held in Paris, France, in 1925
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Art Deco

/ˈdɛkəʊ/
noun
1.
  1. a style of interior decoration, jewellery, architecture, etc, at its height in the 1930s and characterized by geometrical shapes, stylized natural forms, and symmetrical utilitarian designs adapted to mass production
  2. (as modifier): an Art-Deco carpet
Word Origin
C20: shortened from art décoratif, after the Exposition des arts décoratifs held in Paris in 1925
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Word Origin and History for deco

art deco

"decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940," attested from 1966, from French art décoratif, literally "decorative art" (see decorative); from L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris 1925.

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