con·​cret·​ism | \ kän-ˈkrē-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce concretism (audio) , ˈkän-ˌkrē- How to pronounce concretism (audio) \

Definition of concretism

1 : representation of abstract things as concrete
2 : the theory or practice of concrete poetry

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Other Words from concretism

concretist \ kän-​ˈkrē-​tist How to pronounce concretist (audio) , ˈkän-​ˌkrē-​ \ noun

Examples of concretism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show charts Pape’s prolific path, from her youthful days in the nonobjective concrete-art movement to her defection to the more playful neo-concretism, ending with later works of anything-goes independence. The New Yorker, "Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms," 8 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of concretism

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concretism

concrete entry 1 + -ism

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The first known use of concretism was in 1865

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“Concretism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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