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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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