moderne

[ moh-dairn, muh- ]

adjective
  1. pretentiously modern; striving to appear modern but lacking style or conviction.

  2. (often initial capital letter) of or noting a style of decorative art and architecture of the 1930s and 1940s that was influenced by streamlined industrial design of airplanes, ships, and cars: usually considered to be a later development of art deco.

Origin of moderne

1
<French: modern

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moderne

/ (məˈdɛən) /


adjective
  1. mainly US of or relating to the style of architecture and design, prevalent in Europe and the US in the late 1920s and 1930s, typified by the use of straight lines, tubular chromed steel frames, contrasting inlaid woods, etc: Compare Art Deco

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