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symbolism British & World English

The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities

Symbolism in symbolism British & World English

An artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind. It originated in late 19th-century France and Belgium, with important figures including Mallarmé, Maeterlinck, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Redon

sound symbolism British & World English

The partial representation of the sense of a word by its sound, as in bang, fizz, and slide