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objet d'art

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(noun) - French for "object of art." An objet d'art is something small and decorative - such as a miniature painting, or porcelain statuette, or the hand-print your 4-year-old child made in wet plaster and decorated with glitter when it had dried - that has artistic value. At least, to you, its owner. (In other words: somebody is going to have to dust that little dust-catching objet, and that person will likely be you. Make sure it's something you value!)

Pronunciation: ob·jeh·dar
Alternate Spellings: objets d'art (plural)

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