Definition Of limned

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 limned

  • 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.

  • An impression came to him, then, of Lily laying fast asleep, limned in moonlight, safe and oblivious.

  • 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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