Monday, June 15, 2009

Word of the Week #56

limn - [LIM] - verb (used with an object)

Definition:
1. To depict by drawing or painting.
2. To portray in words; to describe.

Usage:
One of my goals as a writer is not just to tell a good story, but to limn a compelling tale.

2 comments:

Jordan McCollum said...

I love this word! I first saw it used in a Star Wars novel, and from the context, it seemed to mean (or the author seemed to think it meant) "outline," but I've never found a dictionary to support that.

Oh well.

L.T. Elliot said...

I love this word. How do you pick your words of the week?