Definition of repaint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈriːpeɪnt/
[with object]
Cover with a new coat of paint: the sculpture will be repainted if it is scratched or damaged
More example sentences
  • For most of the day I work on that one spot, taping along the marble trim, sealing the edge of the tape, painting and then repainting the bands.
  • The palace was first painted in the early 1990s, but it was repainted in December 1995 in preparation for the aforementioned celebration marking the opening of the tourist season.
  • We are going to wait until we have refurbished and repainted it before selling.


Pronunciation: /ˈriːpeɪnt/
[in singular]
An act of painting something again: the freighter is looking very smart after its recent repaint
More example sentences
  • It's the five-year repaint, something most institutions do routinely, but at the Royal Opera House it stuns me to a standstill.
  • However, given the extent of the 1902-10 repaint, and the one carried out between 1910 and 1932, his assertion seems entirely believable.
  • Freud takes advantage of the almost infinite freedom oil gives to overpaint, scrape, repaint and correct.

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