[pwan-tl-is-tik, -tee-is-, poin-tl-is-]


pertaining to or characteristic of pointillism or pointillists.
made up of or using minute details; particularized; itemized: a pointillistic style of acting.

Nearby words

  1. pointel,
  2. pointer,
  3. pointers,
  4. pointillage,
  5. pointillism,
  6. pointillé,
  7. pointing,
  8. pointing device,
  9. pointless,
  10. pointlessly

Origin of pointillistic

1920–25; < French pointilliste (see pointillism, -ist) + -ic

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