Definition of autotelic in English:
(Of an activity or a creative work) having an end or purpose in itself.
- If the poem is an autotelic entity, an end-in-itself, then sound is more important.
- Stevens's autotelic and monological poem is not permitted to stand alone.
- Art's emancipation from its autotelic confinement reappropriates ‘the product of art [which] is the tool for the direct or indirect social action.’
Definition of autotelic in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan