objet d'art

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. 2014.

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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 — 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

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