objet d'art

[ awb-zhe dar ]
/ ɔb ʒɛ ˈdar /

noun, plural ob·jets d'art [awb-zhe dar] /ɔb ʒɛ ˈdar/. French.

an object of artistic worth or curiosity, especially a small object.
Also called ob·jet.
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objet d'art

/ French (ɔbʒɛ dar) /

noun plural objets d'art (ɔbʒɛ dar)

a small object considered to be of artistic worth

Word Origin for objet d'art

literally: object of art
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Word Origin and History for objet



"an object on display, an ornament," 1857, from French objet (14c.), especially in objet d'art (1865), from Latin objectus (see object (n.)).

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