Definitions for word-painting
word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation(noun)
a graphic or vivid verbal description
"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
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