sym·​bol·​is·​tic | \ ˌsim-bə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce symbolistic (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Williams was the group’s poet but also its madcap, blending a symbolistic worldview with a devilish sense of humor. Ethan Mordden, WSJ, "‘The Luck of Friendship’ Review: Dear Playwright, Dear Publisher," 9 Mar. 2018 The symbolistic use of the color red, worn by the accusing girls, is contrasted with the more subdued colors of the accused. Orange County Register, "Beckman High bewitches with ‘The Crucible’," 27 Jan. 2017

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Symbolistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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