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

Example Sentences

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, 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, 27 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of symbolistic was circa 1864

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“Symbolistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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sym·​bol·​is·​tic ˌsim-bə-ˈlis-tik How to pronounce symbolistic (audio)

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