oil painting

noun
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of oil painting

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

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First Known Use of oil painting

1699

in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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OIL PAINTING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of oil painting for English Language Learners

  • : the art of painting with oil paints

  • : a picture that is painted with oil paints



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