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WORD PICTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does word picture mean? 

WORD PICTURE (noun)
  The noun WORD PICTURE has 1 sense:

1. a graphic or vivid verbal description

  Familiarity information: WORD PICTURE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORD PICTURE (noun)


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Meaning:

A graphic or vivid verbal description

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

characterisation; characterization; delineation; depiction; word picture; word-painting; picture

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("word picture" is a kind of...):

description; verbal description (a statement that represents something in words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "word picture"):

epithet (descriptive word or phrase)

portrait; portraiture; portrayal (a word picture of a person's appearance and character)


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