Definition of pointillism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pointillism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpɔɪntəˌlɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈpwæntəˌlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a style of painting that was developed in France in the late 19th century in which very small dots of color are used to build up the picture
pointillist
 
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NAmE//ˈpɔɪntəlɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˈpwæntəlɪst//
 
adjective
pointillist
 
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noun Seurat, the French pointillist
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