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1. often Moderne Of or relating to an architectural and decorative style popular from the 1930s to the 1940s and characterized by streamlined and curved surfaces, strong horizontal lines, and minimal surface ornament.
2. Striving to be modern in appearance or style but lacking taste or refinement; pretentious.

[French, modern, from Old French; see modern.]
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(Architecture) chiefly US of or relating to the style of architecture and design, prevalent in Europe and the US in the late 1920s and 1930s, typified by the use of straight lines, tubular chromed steel frames, contrasting inlaid woods, etc. Compare Art Deco
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Adj.1.moderne - of or relating to a popularization of art deco that used bright colors and rectangular shapes
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
modern - belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
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