Definition Of limn

verb

depict or describe in painting or words.

Beasts, vipers and monsters descend upon a mildmannered-looking man, likely a self-portrait, while a giant, sinuous snake, limned by several wavy lines of paint, hovers overhead.

Example Of limn

  • A key image for the film because it limns Kane's elusive real self, but also a key moment in film and literature for the transition from the modern to the postmodern.

  • A wanderer in the vast Nevada desert comes upon yet another rock formation, a mass of craggy geometric shapes limned in the gentle hues that express eons of sedimentation.

  • Beasts, vipers and monsters descend upon a mildmannered-looking man, likely a self-portrait, while a giant, sinuous snake, limned by several wavy lines of paint, hovers overhead.

  • Boston's weirder early '80s contours, like the snaky lunacy of The Freeze, get limned as well.

  • Braunau in 1889 has medieval fortifications and broken Gothic arches limned with moonlight.


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