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

 

surrealism

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noun
BrE BrE//səˈriːəlɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈriːəlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] Styles of art
 
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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 See related entries: Styles of art Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French surréalisme (from sur- ‘above’ and realism).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surrealism