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English definition of “art deco”

art deco

noun [U]     /ˌɑːtˈdek.əʊ/ US  /ˌɑːrtˈdeɪ.koʊ/
a style of decoration that was especially popular in the 1930s and uses simple shapes and lines and strong colours Twentieth century
(Definition of art deco noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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