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Definition of "word-painting" [word-painting]

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

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

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