fu·​tur·​ism ˈfyü-chə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce futurism (audio)
: a movement in art, music, and literature begun in Italy about 1909 and marked especially by an effort to give formal expression to the dynamic energy and movement of mechanical processes
: a point of view that finds meaning or fulfillment in the future rather than in the past or present

Examples of futurism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This lack of futurism feeds through to the production design. John Hopewell, Variety, 16 Oct. 2023 The story has themes of empathy and perseverance and naturally lends itself to discussion about the ethics of AI, futurism and more. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 It was broadcast on 17 free-to-air networks across Latin America, said Valdivia who told Variety her interests are in Andean futurism and a lo-fi aesthetic. John Hopewell, Variety, 18 Aug. 2023 Art for fall: Top 10 exhibitions on climate change, Indigenous futurism and William Estrada in a crowded few months Rainy fall days were made for deep thoughts and museum gallery exploration. Lauryn Azu, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 Back in the ’90s, WIRED was chock-full of a very particular style of futurism—one that has not aged especially well. David Karpf, WIRED, 27 July 2023 Instead of relying on nascent tech that’s largely irrelevant, digital marketers need to forget futurism and get functional. Anil Malhotra, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 And that is not the futurism that Marcus Strickland has in mind. Khari Nixon, SPIN, 20 Feb. 2023 As a futurism dork, too, I was always fascinated with technology. Marah Eakin, WIRED, 20 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of futurism was in 1909

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“Futurism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futurism. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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