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neoclassic (adjective), more neoclassic, most neoclassic
1. Belonging or referring to a revival of classic styles or something that is held to resemble classic styles; such as, in art, literature, music, or architecture.
2. Pertaining 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 subject matter, severity of composition and; especially, in painting, by an oblique lighting of forms in the early phase and a strict linear quality in the later phase of the style.
3. In literature, characterized by, or designating, a style of poetry or prose, developed chiefly in the 17th and 18th centuries, rigidly adhering to canons of form that were derived mainly from classical antiquity, which were exemplified by decorum of style or diction, the three unities, etc.; and that emphasized an impersonal expression of universal truths as shown in human actions, representing them principally in satiric and didactic modes.
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