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objet d'art

[awb-zhe dar] /ɔb ʒɛ ˈdar/
plural objets d'art
[awb-zhe dar] /ɔb ʒɛ ˈdar/ (Show IPA).
an object of artistic worth or curiosity, especially a small object.
Also called objet. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for objet

objet d'art

/ɔbʒɛ dar/
noun (pl) objets d'art (ɔbʒɛ dar)
a small object considered to be of artistic worth
Word Origin
literally: object of art
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Word Origin and History for objet

"an object on display, an ornament," 1857, from French objet (14c.), especially in objet d'art (1865), from Latin objectus (see object (n.)).

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