1Relating to or of the nature of an icon: language is not in general an iconic sign system
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- You must be aware that you are an iconic figure in American letters.
- In this sense he's an heir apparent to iconic figures like Dylan or Johnny Cash.
- Old friends came from many parts of the country to pay their respects and remember one of the iconic figures of the showband era.
1.1(Of a classical Greek statue) depicting a victorious athlete in a conventional style.
- Though only the victor who had won three times was allowed an iconic statue.
- According to Pliny, these received 'iconic' statues in which 'the likeness was fashioned from the limbs of the athletes themselves'.
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- A grand sense of confidence accompanies the new materialism, and is exemplified by the towering steel needle, the Dublin Spike, which stands iconically in the very heart of the capital.
- Of the 11 omissions, the most astonishing of all has to be Honky Tonk Women - a song which is surely as iconically Stones-like as it gets.
- Love, like its iconically titled predecessor, Paradise, is simultaneously an intriguing flirtation with the mystery-novel form and an unsettling meditation on the ideas we think define us.
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- Traditionally, in linguistics, iconicity is understood in terms of a perceived resemblance between signifier and signified, between phonological structure and semantic structure, between sound and meaning.
- Zidane's iconicity is not just about economic fetishism that marks the celebrity stature of most sporting icons of Western capitalist countries.
- In 1999 she chose to lend her hard-earned, carefully honed iconicity to Max Factor.
Mid 17th century: from Latin iconicus, from Greek eikonikos, from eikōn 'likeness, image'.
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