- (ob-zhay DAHR) [French] Any object or item of artistic value; a term generally applied to small objects.
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objet d'art — ► NOUN (pl. objets d art pronunc. same) ▪ a small decorative or artistic object. ORIGIN French, object of art … English terms dictionary
objet d'art — [äb΄zhā där′] n. pl. objets d art [ō̂b΄zhā där′, äb΄zhā där′] [Fr, lit., object of art] a relatively small object of artistic value, as a figurine, vase, etc … English World dictionary
objet d’art — [n] work of art bibelot, bric a brac, collector’s item, collector’s piece, curio, knickknack; concept 446 … New thesaurus
objet d'art — A French term meaning art object; it is often used by English speakers to mean a work of art which is small in size, such as a miniature painting, netsuke, a statuette, or vase. Also see bibelot and masterpiece. (pr. ohb jay dahr) … Glossary of Art Terms
objet d'art — UK [ˌɒbʒeɪ ˈdɑː(r)] / US [ˌɔbʒeɪ ˈdɑr] noun [countable] Word forms objet d art : singular objet d art plural objets d art UK [ˌɒbʒeɪ ˈdɑː(r)] / US [ˌɔbʒeɪ ˈdɑr] an object that is mostly for decoration but is also considered a work of art … English dictionary
objet d'art — noun (plural objets d art) Etymology: French, literally, art object Date: 1865 1. an article of some artistic value 2. curio called also objet … New Collegiate Dictionary
objet d'art — ob|jet d art [ˌɔbʒeı ˈda: US ˌa:bʒeı ˈda:r] n plural objets d art (same pronunciation) [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: object of art ] a small object used for decoration, with some value as art … Dictionary of contemporary English
objet d'art — ob|jet d art [ ,ɔbʒeı dar ] (plural ob|jets d art [ ,ɔbʒeı dar ] ) noun count an object that is mostly for decoration but is also considered a work of art … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
objet d'art* — ob•jet d art [[t]ˌɒb ʒeɪ ˈdɑr[/t]] n. pl. ob•jets d art [[t]ˌɒb ʒeɪ ˈdɑr[/t]] fot an object of artistic worth or interest • Etymology: 1860–65; < F: art object … From formal English to slang
objet d'art — [[t]ɒ̱bʒeɪ dɑ͟ː(r)[/t]] objets d art N COUNT: usu pl Objets d art are small ornaments that are considered to be attractive and of quite good quality. [FORMAL] … English dictionary
objet d'art — [ˌɒbʒeɪ dα:] noun (plural objets d art pronunciation same) a small decorative or artistic object. Origin Fr., lit. object of art … English new terms dictionary