symbolism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"symbolism" in British English

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symbolismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsɪm.bəl.ɪ.zəm/
the use of ​symbols in ​art, ​literature, ​films, etc. to ​representideas: Religious symbolism is very ​characteristic of the ​paintings of this ​period. specialized art, literature a ​type of ​art and ​literaturedeveloped in the late 19th ​century that ​tries to ​expressideas or ​states of ​mindrather than ​represent the ​realworld, using the ​power of words and ​images
(Definition of symbolism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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symbolismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsɪm·bəˌlɪz·əm/
the use of ​symbols to ​representideas, or the ​meaning of something as a ​symbol: poetic symbolism
(Definition of symbolism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “symbolism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 象征手法, (文学和艺术中的)象征主义…
in Turkish sembolizm, simgecilik…
in Russian символизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 象徵手法, (文學和藝術中的)象徵主義…
in Polish symbolizm…
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