Meaning of “Impressionism” in the English Dictionary

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"Impressionism" in British English

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Impressionismnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪmˈpreʃ.ən.ɪ.zəm/ us /ɪmˈpreʃ.ən.ɪ.zəm/ specialized

a style of painting, which began in France in the 1860s, in which the artist tries to represent the effects of light on an object, person, area of countryside, etc.

(Definition of “Impressionism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)