Definition of impressionist in English:


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


  • 1A painter, writer, or composer who is an exponent of impressionism.
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    • 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
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    • 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.

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