Definition of "iconic" [iconic]

  • Of, relating to, or having the character of an icon. (adjective)
  • Having a conventional formulaic style. Used of certain memorial statues and busts. (adjective)

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Use "iconic" in a sentence
  • "Brimming with both vagueness and import, the label "iconic" has been slapped on everything from fashion to corporate logos, public buildings to television characters."
  • "Although the term iconic is increasingly used to mean simply prominent or attention-getting buildings, architectural icons embody specific messages."
  • "The word iconic gets thrown around way too often, but in the case of the Jeep it qualifies."