Definition of pre-modernism in English:

pre-modernism

noun

  • Especially in literature and the arts: any of various styles, movements, or viewpoints characteristic of the period preceding the advent of modernism.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Boundary 2. From pre- + modernism. Compare earlier postmodernism.

Pronunciation

pre-modernism

/ˌpriːˈmɒdənɪz(ə)m//ˌpriːˈmɒd(ə)nɪz(ə)m/