Definition of wellspring in English:

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wellspring

Pronunciation: /ˈwɛlsprɪŋ/

noun

1 literary term for well head (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Love, work and knowledge are the wellsprings of our life.
  • The wellspring of his art was his superb draughtsmanship, demonstrated in the Codex Valardi (Paris, Louvre), a great sequence of drawings that served as a visual record and source for many of his paintings.
  • It is a wellspring to draw on in this latest challenge.
2An abundant source of something: a wellspring of ideas
More example sentences
  • It is at the source, the wellspring of our feelings, that we may then either amplify or transform them.
  • They also underscore the enduring richness of the continent's cultural heritage, which serves as a wellspring of creativity worldwide.
  • From the moment he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988, his wellsprings of creativity almost completely dried up.

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