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tr.v. limned, limn·ing (lĭm′nĭng), limns
1. To describe or depict by painting or drawing.
2. To suffuse or highlight with light or color; illuminate: "There was just enough juice left in Merrill's flashlight to limn the outlines: A round lobe here. Another lobe over there" (Hampton Sides).
3. To describe or portray in words.

[Middle English limnen, to illuminate (a manuscript), probably alteration (influenced by limnour, illustrator) of luminen, from Old French luminer, from Latin lūmināre, to illuminate, adorn, from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

limn′er (lĭm′nər) n.
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Noun1.limning - a drawing of the outlines of forms or objectslimning - a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
animalization - a depiction in the form of an animal
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
References in classic literature ?
The Oriental noblemen had removed their own illuminated manuscript, and had removed nothing else.
There, again, lay the illuminated manuscript on a table.
However far he may venture in a more full detail of passions and feelings, than is to be found in the ancient compositions which he imitates, he must introduce nothing inconsistent with the manners of the age; his knights, squires, grooms, and yeomen, may be more fully drawn than in the hard, dry delineations of an ancient illuminated manuscript, but the character and costume of the age must remain inviolate; they must be the same figures, drawn by a better pencil, or, to speak more modestly, executed in an age when the principles of art were better understood.
On the other hand, the monks who created the 12 th -century "Aberdeen Bestiary" illuminated manuscript would probably be taken aback by Vacheron Constantin's take on their work.
Barker's novel idea AN idiosyncratic novel presented like an illuminated manuscript for the digital age has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2017.
Today perhaps the most famous remaining illuminated manuscript is the Book of Kells, located at Trinity College in Dublin.
The reference covers 45 buildings, archaeological sites, and illuminated manuscript paintings from the Early through Late Middle Ages.
It includes an illuminated manuscript on vellum written in Brussels in 1547 for a member of the Habsburg court and possibly commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500-1558).
A Kite making B Tap dancing C Macrame D Brass rubbing QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Where is the illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells kept?
A more sophisticated form, the illuminated manuscript (text supplemented with decoration) created on vellum (calfskin) succeeded the codex after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Coinciding with the island's annual August culture fest Canna Feis, for example, the new center will host a play about the Lindis-fame Gospels, a seventh-century illuminated manuscript.