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Da·da

or da·da  (dä′dä)
n.
A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity.

[French dada, hobbyhorse, Dada, of baby-talk origin.]

Da′da·ism n.
Da′da·ist adj. & n.
Da′da·is′tic adj.
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Dada

(ˈdɑːdɑː) or

Dadaism

n
(Art Movements) a nihilistic artistic movement of the early 20th century in W Europe and the US, founded on principles of irrationality, incongruity, and irreverence towards accepted aesthetic criteria
[C20: from French, from a children's word for hobbyhorse, the name being arbitrarily chosen]
ˈDadaist n, adj
ˌDadaˈistic adj
ˌDadaˈistically adv
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Da•da

(ˈdɑ dɑ)

n.
a movement in early 20th-century art and literature whose exponents challenged established canons of art, thought, and morality through nihilist works and outrageous behavior.
[1915–20; < French: hobby horse, childish reduplication of da giddyap]
da′da•ism, n.
da′da•ist, n., adj.
da`da•is′tic, adj.
da`da•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Dada

(c. 1915–23) An art movement originating in Zurich 1915, Dada (the name chosen at random) rejected accepted aesthetic values and advocated an irrational form of non-art or anti-art. Leading figures included the poet Tristan Tzara and the sculptor Jean Arp.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dada - an informal term for a fatherdada - an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
begetter, father, male parent - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
2.dada - a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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Translations
dadadadaismi
דאדאדאדאיזם
dadadadaïsme

Dada

[ˈdɑːdɑː]
A. Ndada m, dadaísmo m
B. ADJdadaísta
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Dada

n (Art) → Dada m
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The little one awoke in his arms and began to cry for "Dada." That was as much as she could do or say.
"in my experience, if a property is located near a desired school, finding suitable buyers is easier," Dada says.
Services and solutions provider Buongiorno SpA (FTSE Italia STAR:BNG) announced on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Dada.net SpA.
In her desire to move away from biography, she misses an opportunity to account for the complexity that biography can bring to interpretation when she fails to mention that Hennings and Ball left Dada in 1917, turning from the radical avant-garde to Catholicism, to which Hennings had converted in 1911.
Perhaps the epitome of Dada is the cheap postcard representing the Mona Lisa, onto which the same Marcel Duchamp drew in pencil a mustache and a beard, naming his new "work" L.H.O.O.Q.
"We are always looking to see what our highest priorities are and avoid any waste in the system," says Dada.
It is worth mentioning that Nassim Dada & Partners Co.
ANATOMY: The Posthuman Dada Guide: tzara & lenin play chess updates and splinters the genre of anatomy (with a surreal Dr.
Among these refugees were Hugo Bail, his soon-to-be wife Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, the Janco brothers (Marcel, George and Jules), Arthur Segal, Jean Arp and Richard Huelsen-beck--the future founders of Dada and its home, the Cabaret Voltaire.
Sikander Dada was appointed as CEO of DADEX Eternit Ltd.
Ruth Gould has helped to quadruple the turnover of the arts organisation since she joined in 2001, and also helped Dada to host one of the biggest deaf and disability arts festivals in the UK, DaDa Fest.