Definition of painting in English:


Line breaks: paint|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪntɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The action or skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration: pastels require a different approach to painting
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A painted picture: an oil painting
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    • 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, delineation, representation, likeness, image, sketch, cartoon, artwork; oil painting, oil, watercolour, canvas

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