Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: realism
IPA transcription: [ɹ'iəlɪzm]
Pronunciations of realism
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: realism, pragmatism
    Meaning: the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
  • Synonyms: reality, realness, realism
    Meaning: the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
  • Synonyms: realism, naive_realism
    Meaning: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
Usage examples
  • But it is a less tedious realism than that of Tolstoy or Turgenev.
  • No action was too small, no emotion too insignificant, for his uncompromising realism.
  • Liking realism, does he read Howells or the blood-curdling serial entitled "Piping the Mystery"?
  • By flattening my nose against the glass I could see that the place where those chaps had waited was empty; but in case the taxi was only turning, and meant to pass the house again, I lit the room once more, for realism.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Introduction to M-theory, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Stuttering, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The West Wing, License CC BY-SA 4.0