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word painting

noun
1.
an effective verbal description.
Origin of word painting
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
word painter, noun
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  • It is in this word-painting that he is surpassingly admirable.

  • I was a little scandalized at the idea of your calling the book "word-painting."

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • The word-painting is obviously inspired by Keats, for whose work he had an intense admiration.

    Oscar Wilde Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • "We will take your word-painting instead," said Mr. Arlington.

    Evenings at Donaldson Manor Maria J. McIntosh
  • In all attempts at word-painting there remains something that defies description, that will not be portrayed by language.

    An American Girl Abroad Adeline Trafton
  • Now, word-painting was the very thing that Baudelaire avoided.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • No word-painting can give an idea of anything so unlike the usual phenomena of our temperate zone.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • Kipling, for all his word-painting, is hardly a miracle of grace.

  • The magnificence of the mountain region baffles all attempts at word-painting, as it baffles the art of the painter.

  • He is a great artist, and word-painting is not the least of his many gifts.

    Robert Burns Gabriel Setoun

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