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oil painting

noun

Simple Definition of oil painting

  • : the art of painting with oil paints

  • : a picture that is painted with oil paints

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oil painting

  1. 1 a :  the act or art of painting in oil colors b :  a picture painted in oils

  2. 2 :  painting that uses pigments originally ground in oil

Examples of oil painting in a sentence

  1. He studied oil painting in college.

  2. A large oil painting hangs above the mantel.



1699

First Known Use of oil painting

1699



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