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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- An artist who uses a pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard for or use of colors in the objects depicted.

Usage examples (19)
  • With the word "chiaroscurist" in mind, that idea re-emerged from the shadows.
  • One of those words, "chiaroscurist" struck a chord with me because I've always been a bit of a fan of the technique of chiaroscuro, the balance of light and dark.
  • Now if I could just think of a joke starting "A chiaroscurist, a euonymist and a solipsist walk into a bar ..."
  • So it was a piece of cake for her to slice through her final challenge, "" chiaroscurist '' (an artist who works in light and shade). for more
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  • This was the winning word in the 1998 National Spelling Bee!
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