Share this entry

Share this page

word picture

Line breaks: word pic|ture

Definition of word picture in English:

noun

A vivid description in writing: a romantic conjuror of Old England, painting his word pictures of leafy lanes
More example sentences
  • As you might imagine, its name gives a vivid word picture for the color changes, blushing from ivory to pink and finally red when mature.
  • For those who haven't heard you yet, paint a word picture to describe your music.
  • Yes, the above was a lame attempt at being comical, but I think the word picture gives an accurate account of the worth of this album.

Definition of word picture in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…