Adjective "neoclassic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to neoclassicism.
  1. 'Ukrainian folk architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries shows a considerable influence of baroque ornamentation and neoclassic orders while preserving traditional materials like wood and wattled clay.'
  2. 'Yet, despite Marashian's unprecedented success in presenting these neoclassic masters to New York and other international markets, she encountered resistance across the country.'
  3. 'As indicated, Waltz takes classical and neoclassical realism as a starting-point and develops some of its core ideas and assumptions.'
  4. 'A clear glass construction has been erected inside a 1920s neoclassical post office.'
  5. 'He remained in Italy for the rest of his life, assimilating completely the neoclassical style developed by Canova and Thorvaldsen.'
  6. 'In three movements, played without a break, the symphony begins deceptively, as a more-or-less neoclassic toccata.'
  7. 'Or perhaps cities will become adorned with neoclassical colonnades, with 4 foot gaps between the pillars.'
  8. 'His remains were moved in 1924, to a solemn neoclassical portico attached to the cathedral.'
  9. 'He had a neoclassical French eye, a certain feeling for the rational and geometric that he adapted to the machine age.'
  10. 'The resulting music maintains a neoclassic style without falling victim to its bleak landscape.'


1. (sometimes initial capital letter) belonging or pertaining to a revival of classic styles or something that is held to resemble classic styles, as in art, literature, music, or architecture.

2. (usually initial capital letter) Fine Arts. of, relating to, or designating a style of painting and sculpture developed principally from the mid-18th through the mid-19th centuries, characterized chiefly by an iconography derived from classical antiquity, a hierarchical conception of subjec

More examples(as adjective)

"charms can be neoclassic."