Definition of socialist realism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


socialist realism

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[uncountable] Styles of art
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a theory that was put into practice in some communist countries, especially in the Soviet Union under Stalin, that art, music and literature should be used to show people the principles of a socialist society and encourage them to support it See related entries: Styles of art
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