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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To paint or draw. Also: To portray in words.

Usage examples (35)
  • The poet was able to limn the scene perfectly to the mind's eye.
  • William Safire, back in 2002, called limn a "vogue word" and gave it a life span of
  • 7, The Baltimore Sun used the word limn in a front-page headline ("Opposing votes limn difference in race").
  • There didn't used to be such a thing as a "limn", but there is now. for more
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