symbolism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined between 1645 and 1655 from symbol and -ism.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm/

Noun[edit]

symbolism (countable and uncountable, plural symbolisms)

  1. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
  2. (obsolete) A combining together of parts or ingredients.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ symbolism” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.