word painting

n. full and vivid description of an object by words only; effective description expressed in words

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Word painting — (also known as tone painting or text painting) is the musical technique of having the music mimic the literal meaning of a song. For example, ascending scales would accompany lyrics about going up; slow, dark music would accompany lyrics about… …   Wikipedia

  • Word painting — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • word painting — word painter. 1. an effective verbal description. 2. See tone painting. [1865 70] * * * word painting, 1. the art of describing or portraying in words; graphic, vivid, or colorful description. 2. the art of expressing musically the thoughts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • word-painting — noun a graphic or vivid verbal description too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters • Syn: ↑word… …   Useful english dictionary

  • word painting — Synonyms and related words: Vorstellung, cameo, catalog, cataloging, character, character sketch, characterization, concept, conception, conceptualization, delineation, depiction, description, details, eidetic image, envisaging, envisioning,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • word painting — word painter. 1. an effective verbal description. 2. See tone painting. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • word-painting — /ˈwɜd peɪntɪŋ/ (say werd paynting) noun the art or practice of verbal description …   Australian English dictionary

  • Word — Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spoken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Word blindness — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Word deafness — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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