impressionist

noun im·pres·sion·ist \ im-ˈpre-sh(ə-)nist \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of impressionist

1 often capitalized : someone (such as a painter) who practices or adheres to the theories of impressionism
2 : an entertainer who does impressions

Examples of impressionist in a Sentence

  1. a celebrated impressionist who can do enough rapid-fire imitations to populate an entire stage with characters

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First Known Use of impressionist

1874

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IMPRESSIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of impressionist for English Language Learners

  • : a painter who practices impressionism

  • : an entertainer who does impressions (sense 5)



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