word-painting

word painting

noun
1.
an effective verbal description.

Origin:
1865–70

word painter, noun
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word-painting

noun
a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters" [syn: word picture
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