Definition of objet d'art in English:

objet d'art

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Pronunciation: /ɒbʒeɪ ˈdɑː
 
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noun (plural objets d'art pronunc. same)

A small decorative or artistic object, typically when regarded as a collectable item.
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  • In addition to works of fine art, the National Gallery possesses a small number of objets d'art including glass made by Maurice Marinot in the 1920s and 30s.
  • The National Maritime Museum's collection of objets d'art comprises over 800 objects.
  • This exhibition traces the transformation of the mode of transportation commonly known as ‘the bike’ from merely functional and utilitarian, to ‘objet d'art.’

Origin

French, literally 'object of art'.

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