oil paint


Definition of oil paint

: paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle

Examples of oil paint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly a century later, Sonia Middleton had rendered that reproduction in an elite, organic medium: oil paint. Namwali Serpell, Harper's Magazine, "The Work of Art," 18 Aug. 2020 Luckily, Leonardo’s pupils created a copy using oil paint on canvas that has better stood the test of time. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "See ‘The Last Supper’ in a New High-Resolution Scan Online," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of oil paint

1759, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oil paint was in 1759

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“Oil paint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20paint. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of oil paint

: paint that contains oil

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