symbolist

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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”, New York Times:
      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.

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

symbolist (plural symbolists)

  1. One who employs symbols.

See also[edit]

Translations[edit]