(?), n. A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than color.
[1913 Webster]





(?), } n. [It., clear dark.] (a) The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color. (b) The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. Clair-obscur.
[1913 Webster]





(k*z"m), } n. [NL. chiasma, fr. Gr. chi`asma two lines placed crosswise, fr. to mark with a .] (Anat.) A commissure; an intersection or crossing of two tracts; especially, the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves. -- Chi*as"mal (), a..
[1913 Webster]




adj. of or pertaining to a chiasma.
[WordNet 1.5]


(k*z"ms), n. [NL., fr. Gr. chiasmo`s a placing crosswise, fr. chia`zein. See Chiasm.] (Rhet.) An inversion of the order of words or phrases, when repeated or subsequently referred to in a sentence; thus,
[1913 Webster]

If e'er to bless thy sons
My voice or hands deny,
These hands let useful skill forsake,
This voice in silence die.
[1913 Webster]


New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href=""
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />


a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Tue 12th November 2019