iconic

[ ahy-kon-ik ]
/ aɪˈkɒn ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of an icon.
Art. (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.

Nearby words

  1. ickes,
  2. ickle,
  3. icknield way,
  4. icky,
  5. icon,
  6. iconic memory,
  7. iconium,
  8. icono-,
  9. iconoclasm,
  10. iconoclast

Also i·con·i·cal.

Origin of iconic

1650–60; < Latin īconicus < Greek eikonikós, equivalent to eikon- (stem of eikṓn) icon + -ikos -ic

Related formsi·con·i·cal·ly, adverbi·co·nic·i·ty [ahy-kuh-nis-i-tee] /ˌaɪ kəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for iconically

iconic

iconical

/ (aɪˈkɒnɪk) /

adjective

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 iconically

iconic

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin iconicus, from Greek eikonikos "pertaining to an image," from eikon (see icon).

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