line drawing


Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made in solid lines

Examples of line drawing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the snack bar is a fresh bit of tagging: a black line drawing of a man smoking marijuana with a can of beer by his side. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2021 But PayPal isn’t just banking on its current product line drawing in the dollars. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 When his bedroom progresses from line drawing to full color, choral music creates an almost holy atmosphere. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Aug. 2021 But the lengths Democrats went to in 2001 show how important line drawing is to party political interests. oregonlive, 13 Aug. 2021 Compared even with his fellow Post-Impressionists — van Gogh, for one, or especially Seurat — Cézanne wasn’t screamingly proficient in line drawing, and didn’t even get much better at it over the decades. Jason Farago, New York Times, 27 June 2021 Carlile raised her phone to show me a photo of a tiny gray tabby with tired eyes and a mouth like a child’s shaky line drawing. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2021 Draw a design freehand, or download and print a line drawing from an open source site (like Vecteezy) onto transparency paper. Kathy Barnes, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Feb. 2021 On the cover is a line drawing of a little boy sitting in his father’s lap and smiling up at him. Beth Thames , al, 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of line drawing

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of line drawing was in 1891

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27 Nov 2021

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“Line drawing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made only with lines

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