- of, relating to, or characteristic of an icon.
- Art. (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.
Origin of iconic
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Examples from the Web for iconic
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’
January 8, 2015
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)
December 24, 2014
Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
After the Thursday prayer, the crowd of Congressional staff and lawmakers posed in the iconic, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose.Capitol Hill's Black Staffers Walk Out to Say ‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot!’
December 11, 2014
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
- 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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Word Origin and History for iconic
1650s, from Late Latin iconicus, from Greek eikonikos "pertaining to an image," from eikon (see icon).
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