paintbrush

noun

paint·​brush ˈpānt-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce paintbrush (audio)
1
: a brush for applying paint
2

Examples of paintbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simply dip the Buddha Board paintbrush into water and then draw your creations on the board. Patrice J. Williams, Parents, 12 July 2024 However, a clean, soft-bristle paintbrush can be used to dust the tight spaces between the pleats. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 July 2024 Murillo’s new normal is painting butterflies and images by holding a paintbrush in her mouth. Pamela McLoughlin, Hartford Courant, 23 June 2024 Yet another commenter advised using a paintbrush and water. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for paintbrush 

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paintbrush was in 1815

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“Paintbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paintbrush. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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paintbrush

noun
paint·​brush ˈpānt-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce paintbrush (audio)
1
: a brush for applying paint
2

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