Minimalist

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | News

Minimalist Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism
  • a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
  • advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
  • of or relating to artistic minimalism

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics ,
  • a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Minimalist'?

Minimalist Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Minimalism is a way of making modern art or music that uses simple ideas, sounds or shapes. It was most popular in America in the 1960s and 1970s. There are many different kinds of minimalism. Sometimes a simple thing is repeated many times until it seems very complicated. Today minimalism can be used to talk about many things such as design, architecture (the art of designing buildings), poetry, and movies.

In music, minimalism is a way of composing classical music which became popular during the second half of the 20th century. It is a way of composing by using a simple idea which is repeated many times. A minimalist piece of music usually takes a short idea which may be a melodic or a rhythmic pattern. This idea is then repeated many times, but each time it changes slightly. Sometimes this may be done by two or more instruments which start off by playing their notes or chords together but, as one is going slightly faster than the other, they gradually become “out of sync” (not synchronized, i.e. not together), then eventually they catch up with one another again. Usually this music is tonal so that it is firmly in one key. A steady pulse is kept throughout the whole piece.



Minimalist Sample Sentences in News



Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Minimalist'


Search for more meaning of 'Minimalist' on the web