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painting Syllabification: paint·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpān(t)iNG/

Definition of painting in English:


1The process or art of using paint, in a picture, as a protective coating, or as decoration.
Example sentences
  • After studying painting and graphic design locally, he went to the United States to further his art education.
  • For example, in art we are familiar with the genres of painting, drawing, sculpture and engraving.
  • The art of painting, many artists believed, ought to have grander aspirations.
1.1A painted picture: an oil painting
More example sentences
  • He gave many of his sketches and paintings as gifts to doctors, nurses and hospital staff.
  • The museum is a collection of paintings, posters and artwork all in the name of peace.
  • He will see four of his paintings hanging on the walls, including one, pictured, of a cat.
picture, illustration, portrayal, depiction, representation, image, artwork;
oil (painting), watercolor, canvas
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