1. [ noun ] a graphic or vivid verbal description
Synonyms: characterization picture word-painting depiction characterisation word_picture

"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"

Related terms: description portrayal epithet specify qualify delineate
2. [ noun ] (fine art) a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
Synonyms: limning line_drawing depiction
Related terms: drawing animalization define
3. [ noun ] representation by drawing or painting etc
Synonyms: portrayal depiction
Related terms: pictorial_representation portraiture picture trace portray
Similar spelling:   delimitation