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Definition of surrealism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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a 20th-century style and movement in art and literature in which images and events that are not connected are put together in a strange or impossible way, like a dream, to try to express what is happening deep in the mind
adjective [usually before noun] a surrealist painter/painting
noun the surrealist Salvador Dali
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