Impressionism - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    art a style of painting in which artists use light and colour to give the general feeling of a scene, rather than exact detail. Impressionism began in France in the middle of the 19th century.
  2. 2
    music a style of music that uses sound to produce feelings and moods, rather than concentrating on the structure of the music. Impressionism developed in France at the end of the 19th century.