pen picture(redirected from pen-pictures)
1. Literally, a picture that has been drawn with a pen. I usually work in pastels, but this pen picture turned out half-decent.
2. A particularly vivid written description. The first chapter includes a striking pen picture of the author's childhood home. I can almost see it in my mind.
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