Definition of Paint a picture
1. Verb. Call to mind. "This remark evoked sadness"
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show
Specialized synonyms: Reek, Smack, Smell, Imply, Incriminate, Inculpate
Derivative terms: Evocation, Evocative, Suggestion
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Literary usage of Paint a picture
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1853)
"Dr. Drummond, archbishop of York, commissioned him to paint a picture of Agrippina landing with the ashes of Germanicus; and be praised both the painter and ..."
2. The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds: Comprising Original Anecdotes of Many by James Northcote (1819)
"... body and suspended it by strings so as to give it an action as if it was alive, with its wings spread, intending to paint a picture from it for myself. ..."
3. Text Books of Art Education, Book I- by Hugo B. Froehlich, Bonnie E. Snow (1904)
"Let us paint a picture about making garden in the spring. Bring a red wheelbarrow, a big yellow straw hat, and a pair of blue overalls. ..."