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art house

[ ahrt-hous ]
/ ˈɑrt ˌhaʊs /
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noun

a movie theater specializing in the exhibition of art films.

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Also called art house the·a·ter [ahrt-hous thee-uh-ter], /ˈɑrt ˌhaʊs ˌθi ə tər/, art the·a·ter [ahrt-thee-uh-ter] /ˈɑrt ˌθi ə tər/ .

Origin of art house

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for art house

art house

noun

a cinema which specializes in showing films which are not part of the commercial mainstream

adjective

  1. of or relating to such films or a cinema which specializes in showing them
  2. (as modifier)the surprise art-house hit of the season
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