: of, relating to, or typical of a painter : artistic <painterly attention to detail>
: suggestive or characteristic of a painting or of the art of painting <painterly photography>; especially : marked by an openness of form which is not linear and in which sharp outlines are lacking <painterly brushwork>
— paint·er·li·ness noun
Examples of PAINTERLY
- He has a painterly eye.
- a painterly picture of the sea
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