Definition of painting
1 : a product of painting; especially : a work produced through the art of painting
2 : the art or occupation of painting
Examples of painting in a sentence
They hung the painting in the living room.
The woman in that painting is my grandmother.
I like painting more than sculpture.
He is studying abstract painting.
She wants to devote all her time to painting.
The room is ready for painting.
First Known Use of painting
PAINTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of painting for English Language Learners
: a picture that is painted : a picture made by putting paint on a canvas, board, etc.
: the art or act of making pictures using paint
: the activity of painting houses, walls, etc.
PAINTING Defined for Kids
Definition of painting for Students
1 : a work of art made with paint
2 : the art or occupation of creating pictures with paint
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