impressionistically

impressionist

[im-presh-uh-nist]
noun
1.
a person who follows or adheres to the theories, methods, and practices of impressionism, especially in the fields of painting, music, or literature.
2.
an entertainer who does impressions.
adjective
3.
(usually initial capital letter) Fine Arts. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Impressionism: Impressionist paintings; Impressionist artists.

Origin:
1875–80; < French impressionniste. See impression, -ist

impressionistic, adjective
impressionistically, adverb
nonimpressionistic, adjective
semi-impressionistic, adjective
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impressionist (ɪmˈprɛʃənɪst)
 
n
1.  (usually capital) any of the French painters of the late 19th century who were exponents of impressionism
2.  (sometimes capital) any artist, composer, or writer who uses impressionism
3.  an entertainer who impersonates famous people
 
adj
4.  (often capital) denoting, of, or relating to impressionism or the exponents of this style
 
impressionistic
 
adj

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impressionist
as a style of painting aiming to represent overall impressions rather than exact details, first attested in Eng. 1876, coined in Fr. 1874 by Fr. critic Louis Leroy ("école impressionniste") in a disparaging ref. to Monet's sunset painting "Impression, Soleil Levant." Later extended to other arts.
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