Definition of "moderne" [moderne]

  • Striving to be modern in appearance or style but lacking taste or refinement; pretentious. (adjective)

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Use "moderne" in a sentence
  • "Peter db bistro moderne is famed for their foie gras burgers, but I doubt that they’ll be on their RW menu as I think it normally runs around $30 by itself."
  • "By the late 1920s, about a score of companies were mass-producing diners, nearly all in a streamlined art deco style known as moderne, with gleaming stainless-steel exteriors, and insides of polished dark wood and more shiny metal."
  • "Ses éléments constitutifs, ses rapports avec les langues secrètes de l'Europe méridionale et l'argot moderne, avec un appendice sur l'argot juge par"