impressionism

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From French impressionnisme

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impressionism (countable and uncountable, plural impressionisms)

  1. (art) a movement in art characterized by visible brush strokes, ordinary subject matters, and an emphasis on light and its changing qualities
  2. (music) a style that avoided traditional harmony, and sought to invoke the impressions of the composer
  3. (poetry) a style that used imagery and symbolism to portray the poet's impressions

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