- a description in words, especially one that is unusually vivid: She drew a word picture of a South Pacific sunset.
Origin of word picture
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for word picture
Charcot's scheme of word-picture combination: 1, Auditory image.
He painted to the girl a word-picture of the horrible vision which he foresaw.
But, Dodo, you are not painting the word-picture of the Chickadee.Citizen Bird
Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
I had expected a great argument, but this word-picture of the nameless criminal and his crime was dreadful in its realism.A Master Hand
The word-picture I managed to draw up for circulation had nothing distinctive about it.Christopher Quarles
Percy James Brebner
- a verbal description, esp a vivid one
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