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[ bruhsh-wurk ]
/ ˈbrʌʃˌwɜrk /


the use of a brush as a tool, as in painting.
Fine Arts. the surface quality of a painting produced by the distribution of pigment with a brush.
work for which a brush is used, as painting.

Nearby words

brushless, brushmark, brushpopper, brushup, brushwood, brushwork, brushy, brusque, brusquerie, brussels, brussels carpet

Origin of brushwork

First recorded in 1865–70; brush1 + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brushwork


/ (ˈbrʌʃˌwɜːk) /


a characteristic manner of applying paint with a brushthat is not Rembrandt's brushwork
work done with a brush
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