Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That serves to delineate; of or pertaining to delineation.

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  • adj. depicted in a recognizable manner

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Examples

  • The works of Fielding may be justly accused of describing immoral scenes and using lewd language; but even in this they are delineative of the manners and conversation of an age in which such men lived, such scenes occurred, such language was used.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • If the writings of Addison were more scholarly and elegant, those of Steele were more vivacious and brilliant; and together they have produced a series of essays which have not been surpassed in later times, and which are vividly delineative of their own.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • Because of the grace and inoffensiveness which marked his delineative work, his writings possess an enduring quality, and they will long be read with increasing interest, pleasure and profit.

    Twain, Mark: Selected Obituaries

  • MacDowell's feeling in regard to Strauss, whom he considered to have developed what he called the “suggestive” (delineative) power of music at the expense of its finer potentialities, is indicated in a lecture which he prepared on the subject of “Suggestion in Music.”

    Edward MacDowell

  • That destiny, carried by the forces of human character to its strange termination, is handled by Miss West in a long novel the chapters of which are a series of delineative emotions.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street

  • MacDowell's feeling in regard to Strauss, whom he considered to have developed what he called the "suggestive" (delineative) power of music at the expense of its finer potentialities, is indicated in a lecture which he prepared on the subject of "Suggestion in Music."

    Edward MacDowell

  • I was living at the time in Boston, and had not seen the West for several years, and my return to the scenes of my boyhood started me upon a series of stories delineative of farm and village life as I knew it and had lived it.

    Other Main-Travelled Roads

  • Between themselves they arrange that the wedding shall take place when next Pizarro makes his monthly visit to Seville to give an account of his stewardship, and the jailer admonishes the youthful pair to put money in their purses in a song of little distinction, but containing some delineative music in the orchestra suggesting the rolling and jingling of coins.

    A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music

  • It was a branch of delineative art that my father had carefully taught me.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • In short, the widow's cottage became the theatre of a scene that would have done credit to the violent wards of a lunatic asylum -- a scene, which is utterly beyond the delineative powers of pen or pencil -- a scene which defies description, repudiates adequate conception, and will dwell for ever on the memories of those who took part in it like the wild phantasmagoria of a tremendous dream!

    The Wild Man of the West A Tale of the Rocky Mountains

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