Definition of Paint a picture

1. Verb. Call to mind. "This remark evoked sadness"

Exact synonyms: Evoke, Suggest
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show
Specialized synonyms: Reek, Smack, Smell, Imply, Incriminate, Inculpate
Derivative terms: Evocation, Evocative, Suggestion



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paint A Picture

painslut
painsluts
painstaken
painstakenly
painstaker
painstakers
painstaking
painstakingly
painstakingness
painstakings
painsworthy
paint
paint-billed crake
paint-billed crakes
paint-by-numbers
paint a picture (current term)
paint by numbers
paint leaf
paint oneself into a corner
paint out
paint roller
paint the lily
paint the town
paint the town red
paint the wagon
paint with a broad brush
paintability
paintable
paintathon
paintathons

Literary usage of Paint a picture

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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. ..."

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