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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that uses the practice or technique of applying dots or tiny strokes of color elements to a surface so that when seen from a distance the dots or strokes blend luminously together.

Usage examples (36)
  • So what I have here is kind of pointillist and jittery, little glimpses of characters doing things.
  • Think of the episode as a kind of pointillist canvas, with each dot of discovery forming the big picture of a Sci Fi plot device.
  • It offers all the spontaneity of a pointillist painting.
  • I had the impression we were playing in a pointillist picture. for more
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