widely considered to epitomize an era, culture, community, place, etc.; representative: The iconic figure of punk rock reunited with her bandmates for a final performance.We boarded one of London’s iconic double-decker buses.
celebrated, revered, or idolized: The cheesesteak has iconic status in Philly.She's worn some of the most iconic gowns ever to grace the red carpet.
Eastern Church. of or relating to a representation of some sacred personage or event, such as Christ or a saint or the Resurrection, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated for its subject.
Art. (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.
- Also i·con·i·cal [ahy-kon-i-kuhl] /aɪˈkɒn ɪ kəl/ .
- i·con·i·cal·ly, adverb
- i·co·nic·i·ty [ahy-kuh-nis-i-tee], /ˌaɪ kəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use iconic in a sentence
I would hike each morning through Brooklyn, over that borough’s iconic bridge, to Fortune’s offices in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport.
Paulson is playing Nurse Mildred Ratched, one of the most iconic villains in movie history.
After reaching an agreement to buy the jeweler, Arnault described it as an “iconic, emblematic brand of America, with a great history,” and said the deal would boost its prospects in Europe and China.Tiffany sues LVMH after $16 billion deal collapses | Rachel King | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
Bell Labs, the iconic company that developed the laser, the transistor, and many of the 20th century’s most innovative technologies, offers an example.The race for a COVID-19 vaccine shows the power of ‘community intelligence’ | matthewheimer | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
Singaporeans have speculated for months about the origins of the mysterious orb floating on the waterfront next to the city’s iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel.Apple’s ‘most ambitious’ new store is a departure from its signature design | claychandler | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
Not only had the iconic comedian sexually assaulted many, many women, Maher argued, “I never thought he was funny.”Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ | Lloyd Grove | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Guaraldi music is certainly at least 50 percent responsible for A Charlie Brown Christmas becoming as iconic as it has.
In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
At Michigan, he would be a formidable recruiter, able to evoke the tradition of his former iconic coach, Bo Schembechler.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is | Jesse Lawrence | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But without some corroborative evidence it is hardly safe to take these as genuine examples of early iconic worship.The Religious Experience of the Roman People | W. Warde Fowler
She is the invariant of each of her iconic Mantrams and her surroundings are the variables that enter and leave the screen.The Gallery | Roger Phillips Graham
British Dictionary definitions for iconic
relating to, resembling, or having the character of an icon
(of memorial sculptures, esp those depicting athletes of ancient Greece) having a fixed conventional style
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