noun. ['ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm'] a system of symbols and symbolic representations.
Words that Rhyme with Symbolism
Example sentences of the word symbolism
1. Noun, singular or mass
The most basic symbolism of a Roman column is as a stylized interpretation of a tree.
Quotes containing the word symbolism
1. The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the 'groundlings' to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That's the real guy.
- Jon Favreau
2. The symbolism of meat-eating is never neutral. To himself, the meat-eater seems to be eating life. To the vegetarian, he seems to be eating death. There is a kind of gestalt-shift between the two positions which makes it hard to change, and hard to raise questions on the matter at all without becoming embattled.
- Mary Midgley, Animals and Why They Matter
noun. ['ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm'] the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning.
noun. ['ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm'] an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images.
- artistic movement