brushstroke

noun brush·stroke \ -ˌstrōk \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of brushstroke

: 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

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First Known Use of brushstroke

1879

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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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