Associations to the word «Symbolism»

Wiktionary

SYMBOLISM, noun. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
SYMBOLISM, noun. (obsolete) A combining together of parts or ingredients.

Dictionary definition

SYMBOLISM, noun. A system of symbols and symbolic representations.
SYMBOLISM, noun. The practice of investing things with symbolic meaning.
SYMBOLISM, noun. An artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images.

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain