HyperDic: symbolism

English > 3 senses of the word symbolism:
NOUNcommunicationsymbolisma system of symbols and symbolic representations
actsymbolism, symbolization, symbolisationthe practice of investing things with symbolic meaning / meaning
groupsymbolisman artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
symbolism > pronunciation
Soundssih'mbahlih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > symbolism: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA system of symbols and symbolic representations.
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Spanishsimbolismo
Catalansimbolisme
Adjectivessymbolicusing symbolism
Nounssymbolistsomeone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
English > symbolism: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe practice of investing things with symbolic meaning / meaning.
Synonymssymbolization, symbolisation
Broaderpractice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
Spanishsimbolismo
Catalansimbolisme
Nounssymbolista member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols
symbolistsomeone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
English > symbolism: 3 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningAn artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images.
Broaderartistic movement, art movementA group of artists who agree on general principles / principles
Nounssymbolista member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols

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