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(often caps.) a style of decorative art developed orig. in the 1920s and marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, and sharply defined outlines.
[1965–70; < French Art Déco, shortened from (Exposition Internationale des) Arts Décoratifs]
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|Noun||1.||deco - a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production|
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