neoclassic neoclassic  /ˌni oʊ ˈklæ sɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style

Usage(s):

  1. Adding a new wing to a neoclassical museum, Holl devised a spectacular update on classicism: an irregular series of volumes that cascade down the museum's lawn and glow from within.
  2. In designing it Sullivan broke away from the neoclassic-temple design that obsessed his contemporaries.
  3. Bronislava Nijinska, 81, grande dame of neoclassical ballet; of a heart attack; in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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  1. "She had gone over [Alban Berg's opera] 'Wozzeck' with Aaron when it was new," Carter explained. "But by the time I arrived, she was against all that. She was more interested in Poulenc and particularly Stravinsky in his neoclassic period. So...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Elliott Carter Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "He was neoclassic before there was neoclassic," says pianist Stephen Hough. "You never feel there were beads of sweat on his face when he wrote."
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Stephen Hough Source: Forbes

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