Definition of Symbolist in English :

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Symbolist meaning in English

Meaning of Symbolist in English

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Symbolist pronunciation in English

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1. symbolist

a member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols

2. symboliser, symbolist, symbolizer

someone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of symbolist
a person who uses or can interpret symbols, esp as a means to revealing aspects of truth and reality
an artist or writer who practises symbolism in his or her work
3. (usually capital)
a writer associated with the symbolist movement
4. (often capital)
an artist associated with the movement of symbolism
5. Christian theology
a person who rejects any interpretation of the Eucharist that suggests that Christ is really present in it, and who maintains that the bread and wine are only symbols of His body and blood
of, relating to, or characterizing symbolism or symbolists

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see synonyms of symbolist
a person who uses symbols
a person who practices symbolism in representing ideas, etc., esp. in art or literature; specif., any of a group of French and Belgian writers and artists of the late 19th cent. who rejected realism and tried to express ideas, emotions, and attitudes by the use of symbolic words, figures, objects, etc.
a person who studies or is expert in interpreting symbols or symbolism

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of symbolist
1. One who uses symbols or symbolism.
a. One who interprets or represents conditions or truths by the use of symbols or symbolism.
b. often Symbolist Any of a group of chiefly French writers and artists of the late 1800s who rejected realism and used symbols to evoke ideas and emotions.
1. Of or relating to symbolism.
2. often Symbolist Of or relating to the Symbolists.

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