ul·​tra·​mod·​ern·​ism | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈmä-dər-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce ultramodernism (audio) \

Definition of ultramodernism

: extreme modernism (as in art or literature) After World War II, Knoll's designs made use of open space, reductive light and brightly colored wall panels. Around this, the furniture shined with ultramodernism.— Tim Brouk

Other Words from ultramodernism

ultramodernist \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈmä-​dər-​nist How to pronounce ultramodernist (audio) \ adjective
ultramodernist composers/works
ultramodernist noun, plural ultramodernists
He [Charles Ives] allied himself with the American ultramodernists through his financial support for the journal New Music. — David Schiff

First Known Use of ultramodernism

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultramodernism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultramodernism. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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