paint·​brush | \ ˈpānt-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce paintbrush (audio) \

Definition of paintbrush

1 : a brush for applying paint

Examples of paintbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make: Use a premade star stencil—or cut your own out of thick craft paper—white acrylic paint, and a paintbrush to add an arrangement of stars to the outside of your container. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 6 June 2022 My paintbrush application of botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid fillers can quickly rejuvenate the entire face and bring you back to a youthful relaxed and replenished countenance. April Long, Town & Country, 31 May 2022 Against the backdrop of Chicago, an eagle is depicted holding a paintbrush in its beak. CNN, 21 Mar. 2022 Take the paintbrush and dip it in the soapy water, then run it along the tire sidewall where the loose tire bead and rim bead lock meet. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 28 July 2020 Moore’s paintbrush layers history in evocative ways, while inserting himself into a universalized scene pulls social havoc into the present. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 In those first weeks in the studio, Monita sometimes joked that her son was like a gorilla wielding a paintbrush. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 Even if creative work looks active—a gliding paintbrush or clattering fingers—reverie is essential to it. Hillary Kelly, The Atlantic, 8 May 2022 Just six years after Wong had picked up a paintbrush in Hong Kong, Karma staged his first New York solo show, in 2018. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of paintbrush

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Paintbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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paint·​brush | \ ˈpānt-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce paintbrush (audio) \

Kids Definition of paintbrush

: a tool with bristles that is used to apply paint

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