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English definition of “art deco”

art deco

noun [U] uk   /ˌɑːtˈdek.əʊ/ us    /ˌɑːrtˈdeɪ.koʊ/
a style of decoration that was especially popular in the 1930s and uses simple shapes and lines and strong coloursTwentieth century
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