symbolist

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EtymologyEdit

From French symboliste, coined by poet Paul Verlaine in 1885.

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symbolist (not comparable)

  1. (art, literature) Of or pertaining to the Symbolist movement in late 19th-century and early 20th-century European arts and literature
    • 2007 April 15, Randy Kennedy, “When Picasso and Braque Went to the Movies”, in New York Times[1]:
      The general picture that has emerged is one of Cubism bubbling up out of a thick Parisian stew of symbolist poetry, Cézanne, cafe society, African masks, absinthe and a fascination with all things mechanical and modern, mostly airplanes and automatons.

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NounEdit

symbolist (plural symbolists)

  1. One who employs symbols.

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