Definition of painterly
2 : 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>
Examples of painterly in a sentence
He has a painterly eye.
a painterly picture of the sea
First Known Use of painterly
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Definition of painterly for English Language Learners
: typical of painters
: suggesting a painting : made in a way that reminds you of a painting
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