[ad_1] noun (often initial capital letters) Fine Arts.
- a style of fine and applied art current in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized chiefly by curvilinear motifs often derived from natural forms.
- a style of art and architecture of the 1890s, characterized by swelling sinuous outlines and stylized natural forms, such as flowers and leaves
- (as modifier)an Art-Nouveau mirror
first recorded 1901, French, literally “new art” (see Jugendstil.(adj.)). Called in German