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

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultramodernism was in 1885

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“Ultramodernism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultramodernism. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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