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English definition of “fin-de-siècle”

fin-de-siècle

adjective [before noun]     /ˌfæn.də.siːˈek.lə/
relating to the end of the 19th century , especially the art , culture , and morals of the period : The novel begins with an evocative description of fin-de-siècle Paris .Decades, centuries and the millennium
(Definition of fin-de-siècle adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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