Definition of symbolic
- symbolic thinking
- a symbolic dance
The lighting of the candles is symbolic.
The sharing of the wine has symbolic meaning.
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: expressing or representing an idea or quality without using words
: relating to or being used as a symbol
: using symbols
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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