Definition of concretism in English:


Syllabification: con·cret·ism
Pronunciation: /känˈkrēˌtizəm, ˈkänkrē-


The theory or practice of concrete poetry, in which the visual arrangement of words in patterns or forms on the page takes precedence over the semantic or phonetic elements involved.
More example sentences
  • In musical concretism, a material or concrete sound is one which reveals its affinity to the source of the sound.
  • Thus an indeterminate composition approaches greater concretism by allowing nature to complete its form in its own course.
  • The idea here was to avoid doing what the visual poem up till concretism had always done: make the visual follow on from the verbal.

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