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descriptionnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈskrɪp·ʃən/
literature a statement or a piece of writing that tells what something or someone is like: [C] Your description of Della was hilarious. [U] Boats of every description (= of all types) entered the harbor. [U] The beauty of the Rockies is beyond description (= is impossible to describe).
descriptive
adjective  us   /dɪˈskrɪp·tɪv/
His poetry skillfully incorporates descriptive details.
Translations of “description”
in Korean 묘사…
in Arabic وَصْف…
in Portuguese descrição…
in Catalan descripció…
in Japanese 描写…
in Italian descrizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 描述,描寫,描繪…
in Russian описание…
in Turkish tanım, anlatım, betimleme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 描述,描写,描绘…
in Polish opis…
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