brushstroke
noun Date: 1879 the configuration given to paint by contact with the bristles of a brush; also the paint left on a surface by a single application of a brush or palette knife — often used figuratively to describe the quality especially of a narrative or description <
a story told in broad brushstrokes
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  • brushstroke — UK [ˈbrʌʃˌstrəʊk] / US [ˈbrʌʃˌstroʊk] noun [countable] Word forms brushstroke : singular brushstroke plural brushstrokes a mark left on a surface by the movement of a brush …   English dictionary

  • brushstroke — noun The stroke of a brush, as in painting. Since moving to the city [Paris], his [<nowiki/>’s] palette had become lighter and more colorful and his brushstrokes more distinct. In this painting [Boulevard de Clichy], the pastel colors… …   Wiktionary

  • brushstroke — brush|stroke [ brʌʃ,strouk ] noun count a mark left on a surface by the movement of a brush: The artist created detail with a mass of tiny brushstrokes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brushstroke — [[t]brʌ̱ʃstroʊk[/t]] brushstrokes N COUNT Brushstrokes are the marks made on a surface by a painter s brush. He paints with harsh, slashing brushstrokes …   English dictionary

  • brushstroke — n. movement of a painter s brush; mark and texture created by the movement of a painter s brush …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brushstroke —    The result of a brush loaded with paint or ink leaving some of that paint on a surface. Because brushstrokes can vary so greatly, their individual and cumulative effects are of great concern in the discussion of paintings …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • brushstroke — noun a mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • brushstroke — /ˈbrʌʃstroʊk/ (say brushstrohk) noun the stroke of a brush, as in painting …   Australian English dictionary

  • brushstroke — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the configuration given to thick paint (as oil paint) by contact with the bristles of a brush; also : the paint left on a surface by a single application of a loaded brush or palette knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • cun — ▪ brushstroke Chinese“wrinkles”Wade Giles romanization  ts un        in Chinese painting, brushstrokes or dabs that give texture, or surface, to the pictorial elements. The Chinese artist does not strive for illusionistic modeling that is… …   Universalium

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