word-painting :

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  • n  a graphic or vivid verbal description

  • Certainly a vivid word-painting of a certain kind of brawl, but perhaps a hint that some of the old Biblical remedies need to be modified.
  • His description of a sunset in south Georgia is one of the most beautiful pieces of word-painting that ever flowed from the pen of any writer.
  • Bringing the natural world into a story as something more than scenery invites a rich array of overdelicate word-painting and drum-roll weather effects, with turning seasons or the .

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