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Pronunciation:  di`linee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  representation by drawing or painting etc
  2. [n]  a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  3. [n]  a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

DELINEATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: characterisation, characterization, depiction, depiction, depiction, limning, line drawing, picture, portrayal, word picture, word-painting
 See Also: animalization, description, drawing, epithet, pictorial representation, picturing, portrait, portraiture, portraiture, portrayal, verbal description



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*lin`e*a"tion\, n. [L. delineatio: cf. F.
1. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by
   lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as,
   the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and
   engraving, representation by means of lines, as
   distinguished from representation by means of tints and
   shades; accurate and minute representation, as
   distinguished from art that is careless of details, or
   subordinates them excessively.

2. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description
   in words.

         Their softest delineations of female beauty. --W.

Syn: Sketch; portrait; outline. See {Sketch}.

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