Definition of "iconographic" [i•con•o•graph•ic]

  • Of or pertaining to a religious icon. (adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a secular person or topic that has attained cult status. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "iconographic" in a sentence
  • "This is also how we distinguish one liturgical artistic tradition from another, for example, the iconographic from the baroque."
  • "None of the casting is what one would call iconographic, the acting teeters between the overly stoic and the overly melodramatic, the romantic leads have no chemistry, the musical score is sometimes risibly barnstorming, and the film neither sustains its initial delicacy or fulfills its own ambitions as it races toward its flaming room finale."
  • "And, Franklin was keenly aware of this and he promoted these kinds of what you might call iconographic views of himself in many different forms, encouraged them, and it ends with this very great portrait by Duplessis in 1778 which I have in color in the inset there, which is the last portrait of him and which he understood correctly was the most profound visualization of him that could be made."