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brushstrokenoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈbrʌʃ.strəʊk/  us   /-stroʊk/
the way in which something, ​especiallypaint, is put on to a ​surface with a ​brush: The ​artistpainted this ​picture using ​tiny/​vigorous/​swirling brushstrokes (= ​movements of the ​brush). the way in which a ​plan or ​idea is ​explained: She ​described the ​project in very broad brushstrokes (= without any ​details).
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