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English definition of “surrealism”

surrealism

noun [U] uk   /səˈrɪə.lɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
a type of 20th-century art and literature in which unusual or impossible things are shown happeningArt history and artistic movements
surrealist
noun [C], adjective uk   /-lɪst/ us  
(Definition of surrealism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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