iconic

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icon +‎ -ic

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iconic ‎(comparative more iconic, superlative most iconic)

  1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an icon.
  2. Famously and distinctively representative of its type.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”[1]:
      In time The Simpsons would, indeed, resort to spoofing such decidedly non-spooktacular fare like E.T and Mr. And Mrs. Smith (both in “Treehouse Of Horror XVIII”) but in 1992 the field was wide-open and the show could cherry-pick the most iconic and beloved fright fare of all time.
  3. (linguistics) Representing something; symbolic.
    an iconic gesture in sign language

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