brushstroke

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noun brush·stroke \-ˌstrōk\

Definition of brushstroke

  1. :  the configuration given to paint by contact with the bristles of a brush; also :  the paint left on a surface by a single application of a brush or palette knife —often used figuratively to describe the quality especially of a narrative or description a story told in broad brushstrokes

1879

First Known Use of brushstroke

1879


BRUSHSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners

brushstroke

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noun brush·stroke \-ˌstrōk\

Definition of brushstroke for English Language Learners

  • : the paint left on a painting by a movement of the artist's brush

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