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midcentury modern

or mid-cen·tu·ry mod·ern

[ mid-sen-chuh-ree mod-ern ]
/ ˈmɪdˈsɛn tʃə ri ˈmɒd ərn /
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noun

a style of architecture, furniture, home decor, etc., that peaked in the middle of the 20th century, characterized by simple, sleek lines and minimal ornamentation: a midcentury modern Eames lounge chair.Abbreviation: MCM

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Origin of midcentury modern

First recorded in 1950–55

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