- Impressionism ► NOUN 1) a style or movement in painting concerned with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially the shifting effects of light. 2) a literary style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction. 3) Music a style of composition in which clarity of structure and theme is subordinate to harmonic effects.DERIVATIVES Impressionist noun & adjective.ORIGIN from French impressionniste, originally applied unfavourably with reference to Monet's painting Impression: soleil levant (1872).
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Impressionist — Im*pres sion*ist, n. [F. impressionniste.] (Fine Arts) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism in art; especially, a painter who paints in the impressionistic style; as, the skyrocketing prices of paintings by the French… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Impressionist — Im*pres sion*ist, Impressionistic Im*pres sion*is tic, a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, impressionism. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
impressionist — as a style of painting aiming to represent overall impressions rather than exact details, first attested in English 1876 (adjective and noun), coined in French 1874 by French critic Louis Leroy ( école impressionniste ) in a disparaging reference … Etymology dictionary
impressionist — ► NOUN ▪ an entertainer who impersonates famous people … English terms dictionary
impressionist — [im presh′ənist] n. 1. [often I ] a painter, writer, or composer who practices impressionism 2. an entertainer who does impressions, or impersonations adj. [often I ] of impressionism or impressionists … English World dictionary
Impressionist — Impressionists 1) N COUNT An Impressionist is an artist who painted in the style of Impressionism. ...the French Impressionists. 2) ADJ: ADJ n An Impressionist painting is by an Impressionist or is in the style of Impressionism … English dictionary
Impressionist — UK [ɪmˈpreʃ(ə)nɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms Impressionist : singular Impressionist plural Impressionists 1) art a painter who works in the style of Impressionism 2) music a composer who writes music in the style of Impressionism Derived… … English dictionary
impressionist — <fr.> 1. İmpressionizm tərəfdarı olan rəssam, musiqiçi, yazıçı. 2. İmpressionizm mahiyyətində olan, impressionizm üçün səciyyəvi olan; şəxsi təəssürat və əhval ruhiyyəyə əsaslanan. İmpressionist əsər. İmpressionist musiqi. Ədəbiyyatda… … Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti
impressionist — impressionistic, adj. impressionistically, adv. /im presh euh nist/, n. 1. a person who follows or adheres to the theories, methods, and practices of impressionism, esp. in the fields of painting, music, or literature. 2. an entertainer who does… … Universalium
Impressionist — Im|pres|sion|ist1 [ ım preʃnıst ] noun count 1. ) a painter who works in the style of Impressionism 2. ) a COMPOSER who writes music in the style of Impressionism Impressionist Im|pres|sion|ist 2 [ ım preʃnıst ] adjective connected with… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
impressionist — UK [ɪmˈpreʃ(ə)nɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms impressionist : singular impressionist plural impressionists an entertainer who makes people laugh by copying the way that famous people talk or behave … English dictionary