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impressionism

im·pres·sion·ism

impressionism

 
pronunciation:
ihm pre sh nih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) a style of painting, originating in France in the late nineteenth century, directed toward capturing the vitality of a subject through observing the play of colored light and shadow upon it and painting quickly, using short brush strokes and unmixed colors.
definition 2: comparable movements in literature, poetry, and music that sought to render subjective impressions and moods through evocative harmonies, associations, and the like.
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derivations: impressionist (adj.), impressionist (n.)