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Meaning of fin de siècle*

fin de siè•cle

Pronunciation: (fan du sye'kl), [key]
— French. French.
  1. the end of the 19th century.
  2. Sometimes,fin-de-siècle. of, pertaining to, or characterized by concepts of art, society, etc., associated with the end of the 19th century.
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