Definition of spray paint in English:

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spray paint

Pronunciation: /ˈsprā ˌpānt/


Paint that is contained in an aerosol can for the purpose of spraying onto a surface: a can of luminous yellow spray paint
More example sentences
  • On opposite walls hung two other large paintings combining tape, spray paint and scrawls or full splashes of brightly colored paint.
  • As Dondi moved from subway-train painting to picture making, he elaborated his range of line and color effects in spray paint.
  • The expertly rendered paintings, done with spray paint and loosely applied acrylic on mirrors, have a certain maudlin, we-are-the-world quality, thanks to their rainbow-hued palette.


(spray-paint) [with object]
1Paint (an image or message) onto a surface with a spray.
Example sentences
  • I also urge the martial arts club to stop spray-painting offensive slogans about our rivals on the walls.
  • He was caught spray-painting anti-Israeli slogans on university buildings twice during the summer.
  • Many of them are looking at a curious message spray-painted on the side of the tower.
1.1Paint (a surface) with a spray: they were spray-painting the chairs
More example sentences
  • The buildings were spray-painted white.
  • A couple of heavy blankets had served to shield him from the sun while he had retrieved the vehicle, spray-painting the windows once he had gotten it inside.
  • The front of each object consists of a thin sheet of mesh, stretched approximately 2 inches in front of a sheet of colored Plexiglas that is unevenly spray-painted with an evanescent gray.

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