Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A description or interpretation; a plain declaration or utterance.
- n. alternative spelling of ekphrasis.
“With ekphrasis (or ecphrasis), an essentially rhetorical device in which an object formed in one art becomes the matter for another, the theory only apparently changes or takes on another dimension.”
“And then we pay for our _ecphrasis_ by an immense _Histoire_ of the Tyrian”
“There is much hard fighting with Thomyris, who on one occasion wishes to come to actual sword-play with Cyrus, and of whom we have the liveliest _ecphrasis_, or set description, in the whole romance.”
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