Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of describing or depicting in words graphically or vividly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a graphic or vivid verbal description

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Examples

  • For Part II, the Passion, the mood turned darker, with more sound from the bass instruments and the organ and more word-painting from the chorus the weight on "iniquity" in "Surely he hath borne our griefs"; a knife-like slash on "deliver" in "He trusted in God".

    Tracing the Gospel With Renewed Vigor and Drama

  • The exquisite artistry of the word-painting – Davies sweet-toned, yet often darkly distinctive of timbre – made it unforgettable.

    Iestyn Davies & Fretwork/New London Chamber Choir

  • His slow, deliberate drawl, the anxious and perturbed expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience roared with delight or rapturously applauded the finer passages of his word-painting, were unlike anything of the kind they had ever known.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • His slow, deliberate drawl, the anxious and perturbed expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience roared with delight or rapturously applauded the finer passages of his word-painting, were unlike anything of the kind they had ever known.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • Like the motets, too, the chansons contain little word-painting, but Gombert left two notable examples of the programme chanson after the manner of Janequin.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • If you do this, you run the risk of boring your readers at best, and destroying your word-painting as surely as an error would have.

    carpe_libris: Research

  • The absence of any attempt at word-painting, even of admiration at the glorious things which they saw, is most remarkable in all early voyagers, both

    Westward Ho!

  • If you do this, you run the risk of boring your readers at best, and destroying your word-painting as surely as an error would have.

    Research

  • Welch's word-painting resembles watercolors done with broad brushstrokes -- there are a few key details, but the work derives its overall color from a limited palette, and distant impressions, rather than clear portraits, seem to characterize this novel for me.

    Archive 2004-10-17

  • Welch's word-painting resembles watercolors done with broad brushstrokes -- there are a few key details, but the work derives its overall color from a limited palette, and distant impressions, rather than clear portraits, seem to characterize this novel for me.

    View from the Northern Border

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