1 a member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols
Symbolism and symbolist have several meanings:
- Symbolism is the use of multiple symbols representing differentiated terms in a system which conveys meaning.
(arts) was a 19th-century artistic movement rejecting realism.
- Symbolist poetry was a movement in poetry that emphasized disconnected descriptions of thoughts and feelings.
- In Christianity, Symbolists believe that the bread and wine used in the Eucharist are symbols, and not literally the flesh and blood of Christ; see Transubstantiation.
- Symbolic (album)'' is a death metal album by Death.
symbolist in Danish: Symbolisme
symbolist in German: Symbolismus
symbolist in French: Symbolisme