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, evocation, graphic account, image, imagery, imagery study, imaging, imagism, imagistic poetry, impression, itemization, lifelike image, limning, mental image, mental picture, mental representation, objectification, particularization, photograph, picture, picturing, poetic imagery, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, profile, rendering, rendition, representation, sketch, specification, vignette, vision, visual image, visualization, vivid description, word painting

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

  • word painting — n. full and vivid description of an object by words only; effective description expressed in words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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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