semi-abstract

[ sem-ee-ab-strakt, -ab-strakt, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈæb strækt, -æbˈstrækt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

pertaining to or designating a style of painting or sculpture in which the subject remains recognizable although the forms are highly stylized in a manner derived from abstract art.

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Origin of semi-abstract

First recorded in 1940–45

OTHER WORDS FROM semi-abstract

sem·i-ab·strac·tion [sem-ee-ab-strak-shuhn, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm i æbˈstræk ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun

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