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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A movement in the arts during the early 1900s that emphasized distortion of external reality in order to express the artist's subjective experience.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The methods or style of the expressionists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized.
  • noun a genre of German painting that tried to show the subjective responses to scenes rather than the scenes themselves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A movement in the arts in which the artist did not depict objective reality, but rather a subjective expression of their inner experiences
  • noun A somewhat analogous genre in early 20th century music

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

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