pointillism

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noun, often capitalized poin·til·lism \ˈpwaⁿ(n)-tē-ˌyi-zəm, ˈpȯin-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of pointillism

  1. :  the theory or practice in art of applying small strokes or dots of color to a surface so that from a distance they blend together

pointillist

play \ˌpwaⁿ(n)-tē-ˈyēst, ˈpȯin-tə-list\ noun

Origin and Etymology of pointillism

French pointillisme, from pointiller to stipple, from point spot, from Old French — more at point


First Known Use: 1901


POINTILLISM Defined for English Language Learners

pointillism

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noun, often capitalized poin·til·lism \ˈpwaⁿ(n)-tē-ˌyi-zəm, ˈpȯin-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of pointillism for English Language Learners

  • : a style of painting in which a picture is formed from small dots of color


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