Definition of De Stijl in US English:

De Stijl

proper noun

  • A 20th-century Dutch art movement founded in 1917 by Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) and Piet Mondrian. The movement favored an abstract, economical style. It was influential on the Bauhaus and constructivist movements.


Dutch, literally ‘the style’, originally the name of the movement's periodical.


De Stijl

/də ˈstīl/