objet d'art


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ob·jet d'art

 (ôb′zhĕ där′)
n. pl. ob·jets d'art (ôb′zhĕ där′)
An object of artistic merit.

[French : objet, object + de, of + art, art.]

objet d'art

(ɔbʒɛ dar)
n, pl objets d'art (ɔbʒɛ dar)
(Art Terms) a small object considered to be of artistic worth
[literally: object of art]

ob•jet d'art

(ˌɒb ʒeɪ ˈdɑr)

n., pl. ob•jets d'art (ˌɒb ʒeɪ ˈdɑr)
an object of artistic worth or interest.
[1860–65; < French: art object]

objet d'art

A French phrase meaning object of art, used to mean something, especially something small, that is considered to be a work of art .
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.objet d'art - a work of art of some artistic valueobjet d'art - a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
virtu - objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
Translations

objet d'art

[ˌɒbʒeɪˈdɑːr] nobjet m d'art

objet d'art

[ɔbʒɛdar] noggetto artistico
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beaucoup moins que] Le corps humain n'est pas un objet d'art.
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