Definition of classicism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈklæsɪsɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæsɪsɪzəm//
    [uncountable] Styles of art
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  1. 1 a style of art and literature that is simple and elegant and is based on the styles of ancient Greece and Rome. Classicism was popular in Europe in the 18th century. See related entries: Styles of art
  2. 2a style or form that has simple, natural qualities and pleasing combinations of parts
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: classicism