ekphrasis


ek·phra·sis

noun \ˈek-frə-səs\
plural ek·phra·ses also ec·phra·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of EKPHRASIS

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

Variants of EKPHRASIS

ek·phra·sis 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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