Definition of moderne in English:


Line breaks: mo|derne
Pronunciation: /məˈdəːn


  • 1Relating to a popularization of the art deco style marked by bright colours and geometric shapes.
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    • Downtown's newest hotel sports great art, moderne styling, 282 luxe rooms, and a rooftop pool, all a stone's throw from the convention center.
    • Jones was perhaps best known at the time for having designed the stunning art moderne interior of the cruise ship The Empress of Britain.
    • Examples include the Coolidge Corner Theatre, a 72-year-old art deco movie palace in Brookline, Mass., and the Normal Theater, a 1937 art moderne movie palace in Normal, Ill.
  • 1.1often • derogatory Denoting an ultra-modern style: the owner leaned toward modern but anything that even slightly went moderne was to be repressed
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    • He created a Gotham City that mixed of deco, expressionist and moderne styles.
    • What really counts is having a trendy moderne camera or a DAW with 900 virtual tracks!
    • The décor is East Village thrift-shop moderne.


1930s: French, 'modern'.

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