Definition of easel in English:

easel

Syllabification: ea·sel
Pronunciation: /ˈēzəl
 
/

noun

A self-supporting wooden frame for holding an artist’s work while it is being painted or drawn.
More example sentences
  • The show is also a wonderful time to watch artists set up easels and paint for the crowds or sign posters and books.
  • The artist's easel, paint box, palettes, paintbrushes and dried tubes of paint occupied a corner.
  • Here exhibited for the first time, it depicts a painting on an easel and a bird on the wing, the easel representing the artist and the bird in flight the liberating act of painting.

Origin

late 16th century: from Dutch ezel 'ass'. The word “horse” is used in English in a similar way to denote a supporting frame.

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