/ɪmˈprɛʃənəst/ (say im'preshuhnuhst)

1. a painter of the French movement of impressionism.
2. an artist, writer or composer who practises some form of impressionism.
3. an actor or entertainer who does impersonations of well-known people.
4. of or relating to impressionism.
{from French impressionniste, initially applied unfavourably in a magazine article entitled `L'Exposition des Impressionnistes', by art critic L Leroy, suggested by a painting by C Monet entitled `Impression: Soleil levant' (1872)
impressionistic /ɪmˌprɛʃəˈnɪstɪk/ (say im.preshuh'nistik), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Impressionist — Im*pres sion*ist, n. [F. impressionniste.] (Fine Arts) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism in art; especially, a painter who paints in the impressionistic style; as, the skyrocketing prices of paintings by the French… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • impressionist — as a style of painting aiming to represent overall impressions rather than exact details, first attested in English 1876 (adjective and noun), coined in French 1874 by French critic Louis Leroy ( école impressionniste ) in a disparaging reference …   Etymology dictionary

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