finger painting

noun

Definition of finger painting

: a technique of spreading pigment on paper chiefly with the fingers also : a picture so produced

Examples of finger painting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the images on view at Transformer Station, Soren used a large format, 8x10-inch camera to photograph iPad screens under raking light that highlights the marks left on the glassy surface like those in a child’s finger painting. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren’s ‘Surface Tension’ explores power of touch at Transformer Station," 17 Nov. 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of finger painting

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Finger painting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finger%20painting. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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