[ ahy-kon-ik ]
/ aɪˈkɒn ɪk /
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of, relating to, or characteristic of an icon.
Art. (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.
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Also i·con·i·cal .
Origin of iconic
OTHER WORDS FROM iconici·con·i·cal·ly, adverbi·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
Revisiting the iconic album documenting John Lennon’s last years.The campaign to flip the election|Maggie Penman, Alexis Diao, Ted Muldoon, Reena Flores, Jordan-Marie Smith, Linah Mohammad, Rennie Svirnovskiy|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The former NBA standout and member of Michigan’s iconic “Fab Five” team has evolved into one of the sharpest commentators in the game.Real Talk, Real Change|Daniel Malloy|November 17, 2020|Ozy
“Performing on the iconic stage,” the Canadian R&B singer tweeted alongside a promotional photo of himself.The Weeknd to headline Super Bowl halftime show|Sonia Rao|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
David is the ultimate rock-and-roll fanatic, serving on the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and having built personal relationships with some of the 20th century’s most iconic artists.From mentorship to friendship to love: What I learned from three investing giants|matthewheimer|November 10, 2020|Fortune
One of the iconic things of the PlayStation brand are the shapes of the face buttons and the colors associated with them.PS5 designer: ‘When I started drawing, it was much larger’|Joe Moore|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for iconic
/ (aɪˈkɒnɪk) /
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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