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ekphrasis

noun ek·phra·sis \ˈek-frə-səs\

Definition of ekphrasis

plural ek·phra·ses also ec·phra·ses play \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art



Variants of ekphrasis

also ec·phra·sis \ˈek-frə-səs\

Origin of ekphrasis

Greek ekphrasis, literally, description, from ekphrazein to recount, describe, from ex- out + phrazein to point out, explain


First Known Use: 1715


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