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impressionist Line breaks: im|pres¦sion|ist
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɛʃ(ə)nɪst/

Definition of impressionist in English:


1A painter, writer, or composer who is an exponent of impressionism.
Example sentences
  • Under the influence of Edgar Degas and the other Impressionists the artist Mary Cassatt changed her painting style.
  • With his good income as a stockbroker, Gauguin could afford to buy several paintings by Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and other Impressionists.
  • For some series he employs palettes derived from classic paintings by old masters or Impressionists.
2An entertainer who impersonates famous people.


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Relating to impressionism or its exponents: an impressionist painting
More example sentences
  • After I married, he once loaned us his family's Manhattan co-op with its grand view of Central Park and collection of Impressionist paintings.
  • Chelsea and Kensington are the other areas known for their home furnishings and antiques, the sort of place where you can snap up a Chippendale chair or Impressionist painting.
  • It was a golden era, like Impressionist painting in France.

Words that rhyme with impressionist

expressionist, progressionist, secessionist
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