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Definition of "impressionist" []

  • An artist, composer, or writer who practices or upholds the theories of impressionism. (noun)
  • An entertainer who does impressions. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or practicing impressionism, especially in painting; impressionistic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impressionist" in a sentence
  • "Roman style was evolved both in painting and sculpture, the salient features of which he characterizes as impressionist or "illusionist"."
  • "The musical style of both composers has been called impressionist, after the French painting tradition."
  • ""The impressionist is a good antidote against the illusionist, who sees too much, and then adds to it a lot that he does not see.""