icon·​o·​graph·​ic | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌkä-nə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce iconographic (audio) \
variants: or iconographical \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌkä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce iconographic (audio) \

Definition of iconographic

1 : of or relating to iconography
2 : representing something by pictures or diagrams

Other Words from iconographic

iconographically \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌkä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iconographic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of iconographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, saints with the iconographic power of Mayan deities lined the walls. Pilar Guzman, Travel + Leisure, 9 Nov. 2021 Even this early piece suggests the elements that would become his signature: the visible painterly touch, the iconographic black on white, the reverberations of the past in our present. Susan Dominus Photographs By Joshua Kissi Styled By Ian Bradley Sasha Weiss Photographs By Collier Schorr Styled By Jay Massacret Megan O’grady Portrait By Mickalene Thomas And Racquel Chevremont Ligaya Mishan Photographs By Tina Barney, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021 This piece is a poem, a metaphorical rendering of wrestling with those stories, using iconographic texts. Belinda Luscombe, Time, 1 Oct. 2021 If nothing else, the long iconographic tradition of Saint Sebastian in Western iconography gets a new chapter. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 Both foreground mounted Hausa riders in ceremonial durbar dress against a backdrop of iconographic Western figures – Zeus, Europa, Napoleon. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 4 May 2021 There’s an iconographic controversy, where Catholics worship art, statues of Jesus and Mary and crosses. The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 Up sign that is definitely part of the iconographic language that Dread’s discussing. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2020 In the faith’s early years, the church adorned many of its buildings with iconographic symbols, says Roberts, the architect. The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of iconographic

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of iconographic was circa 1855

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“Iconographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconographic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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