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Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: surréalisme, from sur- ( SURCHARGE) + réalisme 'realism'

surrealism

noun
     
sur‧real‧is‧m [uncountable]
ALAVP 20th century art or literature in which the artist or writer connects unrelated images and objects in a strange way
surrealist adjective:
a surrealist painting
surrealist noun [countable]

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