Share this entry
Jugendstil Syllabification: Ju·gend·stil
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞oɡəntˌSHtēl/

Definition of Jugendstil in English:


German term for art nouveau.
Example sentences
  • His early prints reflect the mannered linearism of Jugendstil, the German version of Art Nouveau.
  • In Germany it was called Jugendstil, in Italy Stile Liberty, in Austria Sezession and in Spain Modernista or Modernismo.
  • The room's design and the products displayed were examples of Jugendstil, the turn-of-the-century movement that created a modern style of applied art.


German, from Jugend 'youth' + Stil 'style'.

Definition of Jugendstil in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources