a graphic or vivid verbal description
too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
How To Use word-painting In A Sentence
- Because the same music was used for every stanza, the possibilities for detailed word-painting were limited: this is the key difference between the frottola and the through-composed madrigal.
- Christina Rossetti in her "Goblin Market" employs the technique of word-painting to convey narrative details, to create the mood of scenes, and to present thematic motifs.