- expressionism [eks presh′əniz΄əm, ik spresh′əniz΄əm]n.[often E-] an early 20th-cent. movement in art, literature, and drama, characterized by distortion of reality and the use of symbols, stylization, etc. to give objective expression to inner experienceexpressionistadj., n.expressionisticadj.expressionisticallyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.
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