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Meaning of painterly

paint•er•ly

Pronunciation: (pān'tur-lē), [key]
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a painter.
  2. characterized by qualities of color, stroke, or texture perceived as distinctive to the art of painting, esp. the rendering of forms and images in terms of color or tonal relations rather than of contour or line.
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