Share this entry
brushstroke Line breaks: brush|stroke
Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌʃstrəʊk/

Definition of brushstroke in English:


A mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface.
Example sentences
  • The finished work is executed on hot-press watercolor paper with controlled brushstrokes on a dampened surface.
  • Almost entirely covered with neatly cut pieces of found printed paper, the surfaces are also streaked with linear brushstrokes and small passages of transparent washes.
  • Influenced by artists Robert Motherwell and Joan Mitchell, McClymont uses the strong, gestural brushstrokes of the post-war Abstract Expressionists.
Definition of brushstroke in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources