Definition of symbolic
symbolicallyplay \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of symbolic in a Sentence
The lighting of the candles is symbolic.
The sharing of the wine has symbolic meaning.
Recent Examples of symbolic from the Web
Carol Cappa, co-chair of the Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats, said the Rainbow Lounge has deep symbolic importance for the LGBTQ community.
Instead, her viral flask drinking moments fittingly stole the show -- serving as a symbolic victory party for an album that fulfilled its wish of being timeless.
Those caught disobeying the new law, put into effect on Monday, will have to pay a symbolic five francs, that will allegedly go to help protect the environment around the town.
The program will also feature music by Linkin’ Bridge and a symbolic release of butterflies by the Muhammad Ali Council of Students.
With Peter the Great widely seen as a ruler who modernized Russia and sought to open it up to the West, the exhibition offers a symbolic backdrop for both to talk about the importance of Russia-France ties.
The most symbolic image was his handshake with Trump at their first meeting, in Brussels.
In the 20th and 21st centuries, the pelican has triumphed over the some of the greatest adversities in the gulf region, in some ways a physical and symbolic representation of the entire Gulf region in Louisiana.
The book is steeped in tea: its medicinal and cultural value but mostly its nifty symbolic value.
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First Known Use of symbolic
SYMBOLIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of symbolic for English Language Learners
: expressing or representing an idea or quality without using words
: relating to or being used as a symbol
: using symbols
SYMBOLIC Defined for Kids
Definition of symbolic for Students
: of, relating to, or using symbols or symbolism Lighting the candles has a symbolic meaning.
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