A modern movement in art and literature, in which an attempt is made to portray or interpret the workings of the unconscious mind as manifested in dreams: it is characterized by an irrational, fantastic arrangement of material.
Webster's New World
Literature or art produced in this style.
Other Word Forms of Surrealism
Origin of Surrealism
French surréalismesur-beyond (from Old French sur–) réalismerealism (fromréalitérealism) (from Medieval Latin reālitās) (fromreālisrealreal1)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition