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  • brush stroke, brush-stroke

EtymologyEdit

From brush +‎ stroke.

NounEdit

brushstroke (plural brushstrokes)

  1. The stroke of a brush, as in painting.
    • 2008, Simone Boni (translator), Enrica Crispino (author), Van Gogh,[1] The Oliver Press, Inc., →ISBN, page 30:
      Since moving to the city [Paris], his [Vincent Van Gogh’s] palette had become lighter and more colorful and his brushstrokes more distinct. In this painting [Boulevard de Clichy], the pastel colors reflect the soft, wintry light. His brushstrokes, now shorter and almost dash-like, give the pedestrians a sense of hurrying along the boulevard.

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