Pronunciation: (sing'kru-miz"um), [key]
—n. (sometimes cap.)
a movement of the early 20th century led by American artists and manifested in their experimentation with nonfigurative or entirely abstract paintings containing shapes and volumes of pure color. Cf. Orphism (def. 2).
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