Definition of drawing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrô.iNG/


1A picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint, especially one drawn in monochrome: a series of charcoal drawings on white paper
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  • There is a photographic quality to these drawings, both intended and critical.
  • Morris is a prolific poet, producing books full of verses illustrated with his drawings.
  • The drawings that once illustrated these stories have been scattered across the world.
sketch, picture, illustration, representation, portrayal, delineation, depiction, rendering, composition, study;
diagram, outline, design, plan
1.1The art or skill or making pictures or diagrams with a pencil, pen, or crayon: she took lessons in drawing
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  • They will capture as many images as possible using digital cameras and traditional techniques of painting and drawing, and will take part in a land art project using flotsam and driftwood.
  • Paul Lucas creates his surrealistic images using a combination of sculpture, photography, drawing and collage.
  • With a good mix of video and sound pieces, conceptualism and painting and drawing, it has been cleverly hung to create rhythmic variety and telling counterpoints.
2The selection of a winner or winners in a lottery or raffle: entrants need not be present at the drawing
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  • Students enrolled full-time at an accredited college or graduate school are eligible to enter the drawing with a winner selected after each of the ten live races.
  • One of his biggest state contracts was a 1996 deal that paid nearly $900,000 to air the weekly drawing for the Florida Lottery.
  • The head shave and raffle drawing will kick off at 12 pm.

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Syllabification: draw·ing

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