finger painting

noun

Definition of finger painting

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

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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 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, "A home gone to the dogs," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of finger painting

1885, in the meaning defined above

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