delineation

Part of speech: noun

The act or art of delineating; a portrait; sketch.

Part of speech: noun

Delineator.

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Usage examples "delineation":

  1. These, together with the copies taken in 1849 by afternoon sunlight, and consequently the shadows thrown in the reverse direction, ought to ensure for me a correct delineation, saving and except those letters that are defaced by the action of weather during fifteen centuries, or across which small cracks have been made by the same cause. - "Byeways in Palestine", James Finn.
  2. This work established Miss Roberts's reputation as a writer of unrivalled excellence in this province, which demands a union of quick and acute discernment with the faculty of vivid and graphic delineation. - "Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay", Miss Emma Roberts.
  3. As Florio's Second Fruites is not easily accessible to the general reader, a few extracts may serve to exhibit the characteristic resemblances to Shakespeare's delineation of Falstaff. - "Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592", Arthur Acheson.