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English definition of “brushstroke”

brushstroke

noun [C usually plural]     /ˈbrʌʃ.strəʊk/ US  /-stroʊk/
the way in which something, especially paint, is put on to a surface with a brush: The artist painted this picture using tiny/vigorous/swirling brushstrokes (= movements of the brush).Painting, drawing and printing the way in which a plan or idea is explained: She described the project in very broad brushstrokes (= without any details).Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
(Definition of brushstroke noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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