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  • noundrawing
  • nouna description

synonyms for delineation

  • picture
  • portrait
  • sketch
See also synonyms for: delineative
  • account
  • depiction
  • picture
  • rendition
  • representation
  • rough draft
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How to use delineation in a sentence

Nor are these defects compensated by any high degree of merit in the delineation of the characters.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Nay, as including these services and others, though as different from each of them, they give its delineation.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Such were among the great elegiac poets of Rome, who were generally devoted to the delineation of the passion of love.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
The style is stilted, and there is no attempt at delineation of character.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
After a correct delineation of the character of the deceased, he described the closing scene of his life.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
The whole scene was indescribably romantic and picturesque, and worthy of delineation by a more experienced pencil than mine.
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE
In the "Voyages" we find the most correct delineation, in words and sketches, of the peculiarities and glories of Alp-land.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
"You have drawn a sad picture," said Heffernan, either feeling or affecting to feel the truthfulness of the Knight's delineation.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Press it gently with your hand, the heat and pressure of which will cause it to receive an accurate delineation of all its veins.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
We cannot read a page of this work without discovering a graphic force of delineation which it would not be easy to surpass.
THE SHADOW OF ASHLYDYATMRS. HENRY WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DELINEATION

  • curve
  • delineation
  • figuration
  • figure
  • form
  • lineament
  • lines
  • relief
  • shape
  • silhouette
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