Pronunciation: (ärt" nOO-vō', är"; Fr. ar-nOO-vō'), [key] (often caps.) 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.
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