Definition of Limning

1. Noun. A drawing of the outlines of forms or objects.

Exact synonyms: Delineation, Depiction, Line Drawing
Specialized synonyms: Animalization
Generic synonyms: Drawing
Derivative terms: Delineate, Delineate, Delineate



Definition of Limning

1. n. The act, process, or art of one who limns; the picture or decoration so produced.

Definition of Limning

1. Verb. (present participle of limn) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Limning

1. limn [v] - See also: limn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limning

limmas
limmers
limn
limn-
limnaeid
limnaeids
limnaemia
limnaemic
limned
limner
limners
limnetic
limniad
limnic
limning (current term)
limnivore
limnivores
limno-
limnodophyte
limnodophytes
limnologic
limnological
limnologically
limnologies
limnologist
limnologists
limnology
limnophilia
limnophilous

Literary usage of Limning

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1. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"THIS little collection of Receipts to assist in the art of limning is principally for emblazoning arms; ..."

2. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by J(ohn) Payne Collier (1866)
"... Student in the art of limning, or Picture-drawing." As he was only a " student" at the time of his death, it is not to be wondered that we hear of Rider ..."

3. A General Dictionary of Painters: Containing Memoirs of the Lives and Works by Matthew Pilkington (1829)
"... all manner of Beasts in their true Portraiture, as also the making of Colours for limning, Painting, Tricking, and Blazoning of Coats of Arms. 1680. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"As these paintings or illuminations were always executed in water-colors, limning properly designates that species of art which is uow known by the name of ..."

5. Miniatures, Ancient and Modern by Cyril Davenport (1908)
"... Levina Teerlinck, Sir Antonio More—Nicholas Hilliard, and his treatise on limning—Federigo Zucchero, Isaac and Peter Oliver. CAREL VAN MANDER, a Dutch ..."

6. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"As these paintings or illuminations were always executed in water-colors, limning properly designates that specie's of art which is now known by the ¡mi:i<; ..."

7. Later Speeches on Political Questions: With Select Controversial Papers by George Washington Julian, Grace Giddings Julian Clarke (1889)
"... THE limning OF STEPHEN W. DORSET. PUBLISHED IN VARIOUS LEADING NEWSPAPERS IN JANUARY, 1888. In the October number of the North American Review, ..."

8. Painters and Their Works: A Dictionary of Great Artists who are Not Now by Ralph N. James (1897)
"... also the author of a treatise on limning. When he died, he was buried in S. Anne's, Blackfriars, but his monument and bust, erected by his son, ..."

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