objet d'art

[ awb-zhe dar ]
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noun,plural ob·jets d'art [awb-zhe dar]. /ɔb ʒɛ ˈdar/. French.
  1. an object of artistic worth or curiosity, especially a small object.

  • Also called ob·jet.

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How to use objet d'art in a sentence

  • It contains, as you see, very good photogravures and chromographs of our old objets d'art.'

    A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • Art dealers all over the country offered him liberal commissions if he would dispose of expensive objets d'art to his friends.

    The Third Degree | Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • All around him was a litter of objets d'art, such as would have filled the heart of any connoisseur with joy.

    The Third Degree | Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • There are two consoles in the room, with small cabinets above which hold certain objets d'art in keeping with the room.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • The interior woodwork is cream, pointed with blue, and there are blues innumerable in the rugs and curtains and objets d'art.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe

British Dictionary definitions for objet d'art

objet d'art

/ French (ɔbʒɛ dar) /

nounplural objets d'art (ɔbʒɛ dar)
  1. a small object considered to be of artistic worth

Origin of objet d'art

literally: object of art

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