Definition of neoclassical in English:


(also neoclassic)


  • Relating to neoclassicism.

    • ‘This use of antique forms in a new context is a recurring characteristic of neoclassical architecture.’
    • ‘The United States was recognized as the fount of neoclassic ballet, postmodern dance, and above all jazz, and American choreography and performers were exported to companies throughout the world.’
    • ‘You can enter by the restaurant which lies between the two buildings at a lower level, or through the portico of either neoclassical structure.’
    • ‘They often used the most advanced building techniques hidden behind neoclassical facades.’
    • ‘In three movements, played without a break, the symphony begins deceptively, as a more-or-less neoclassic toccata.’
    • ‘Construction began in 1903 on the neoclassical Romanesque style house of worship.’
    • ‘Delacroix believed the use of both neoclassical and romantic features bring unity to the great work of art.’
    • ‘His remains were moved in 1924, to a solemn neoclassical portico attached to the cathedral.’
    • ‘As indicated, Waltz takes classical and neoclassical realism as a starting-point and develops some of its core ideas and assumptions.’
    • ‘While she danced some classical roles, the bulk of the repertoire was neoclassical.’
    • ‘Art critics saw the neoclassical and institutionalist explanations as complementary.’
    • ‘He remained in Italy for the rest of his life, assimilating completely the neoclassical style developed by Canova and Thorvaldsen.’
    • ‘It comes across as a wonderful combo of neoclassical Stravinsky and Maurice Chevalier.’
    • ‘Ukrainian folk architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries shows a considerable influence of baroque ornamentation and neoclassic orders while preserving traditional materials like wood and wattled clay.’
    • ‘Or perhaps cities will become adorned with neoclassical colonnades, with 4 foot gaps between the pillars.’
    • ‘The resulting music maintains a neoclassic style without falling victim to its bleak landscape.’
    • ‘A clear glass construction has been erected inside a 1920s neoclassical post office.’
    • ‘Here, you find everything from 12-tone to boogie-woogie, neoclassic to blues, and neo-romantic to completely abstract constructions.’
    • ‘Yet, despite Marashian's unprecedented success in presenting these neoclassic masters to New York and other international markets, she encountered resistance across the country.’
    • ‘He had a neoclassical French eye, a certain feeling for the rational and geometric that he adapted to the machine age.’