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Definition of Symbolism

Symbolism

  1. The act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized; as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs, and forms.
  2. A system of symbols or representations.
  3. The practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby.
  4. A combining together of parts or ingredients.
  5. The science of creeds; symbolics.

Symbolism Quotations

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
Arthur C. Clarke

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
Roman Jakobson

For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
Maurice Ravel

The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.
Enya

There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Kenzo Tange
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Symbolism Translations

symbolism in German is Symbolik
symbolism in Spanish is simbolismo
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