brushstroke Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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brushstrokenoun [C usually plural]

uk   /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). 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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