Pronunciation: (ku-tôrz'; Fr. ka-tôrz'), [key]
noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the late 17th century, characterized by increasingly classicizing tendencies, and by an emphasis on dignity rather than comfort. Cf. Régence.
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