- a writer who seeks to express or evoke emotions, ideas, etc., by stressing the symbolic value of language, to which is ascribed a capacity for communicating otherwise inexpressible visions of reality.
- (usually initial capital letter)a member of a group of chiefly French and Belgian poets of the latter part of the 19th century who sought to evoke aesthetic emotions by emphasizing the associative character of verbal, often private, images or by using synesthetic devices, as vowel sounds, presumably evocative of color.
- an artist who seeks to symbolize or suggest ideas or emotions by the objects represented, the colors used, etc.
- (usually initial capital letter)a member of a group of late 19th-century artists who rejected realism and sought to express subjective visions rather than objective reality through the use of evocative images.
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Historical Examples of symbolistic
The new movement has been called "neo-romantic" and "symbolistic."Five Plays
Edward John Dunsany
They are the numerous progeny of the elder Romantic, Realistic, and Symbolistic schools, long dead and gathered to their fathers.Unicorns
No native ball would be complete without the symbolistic dance which so epitomizes Filipino character.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
The general broadening of literary variety has, of course, given us in recent times many valuable stories of the symbolistic kind.Children's Literature
Charles Madison Curry
One play from his (Strindberg's) third, or symbolistic period stands almost alone.More Portmanteau Plays