Definition of “brushstroke” - English Dictionary

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“brushstroke” in British English

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brushstrokenoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈbrʌʃ.strəʊk/ us /ˈbrʌʃ.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).

the way in which a plan or idea is explained:

She described the project in very broad brushstrokes (= without any details).

(Definition of “brushstroke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)