painting

noun
paint·​ing | \ ˈpān-tiŋ How to pronounce painting (audio) \

Definition of painting

1 : a product of painting especially : a work produced through the art of painting
2 : the art or occupation of painting

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Synonyms for painting

Synonyms

canvas (also canvass), oil, oil painting

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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.
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To create your own shifting-palette look at home, simply choose your five (or 10) polishes and get painting. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Gradient Nails Are the Prettiest New Manicure Trend for Spring," 15 Mar. 2019 Menchie’s opens in Valley Ranch Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt held a grand opening for its new location in Valley Ranch on June 30, where the franchise offered free T-shirts and face painting. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: German hotdog eatery Wienerschnitzel plans first Houston area restaurant in New Caney," 6 July 2018 Smack in the middle of what looks like a naturalistic painting is a three-headed monster. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019 The 10 paintings with explanatory wall labels would be, to my mind, perfectly self-sufficient without them. Peter Plagens, WSJ, "‘Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes’ Review: A Pro in Need of Poetry," 18 Dec. 2018 The paintings, and their almost psychedelic palette, are as fleshlike and physical as O’Keeffe’s New Mexican work is stripped and metaphysical. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 In the living room, a mustard-yellow sofa pulls from details in a Selena Beaudry painting; in the family room, a lavender ceiling contrasts with a bright chartreuse ostrich-egg installation. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This Beach House Features the Most Surprisingly Awesome Color Combinations," 4 Mar. 2019 My father, meantime, became an editor at the Saturday Evening Post in the days after World War II, when America was able to imagine itself as a Norman Rockwell painting. Lance Morrow, WSJ, "America Is Torn Between Trump’s Fibs and Progressives’ Fantasies," 15 Feb. 2019 In that same podcast, Majlak explains that Paul once dropped a priceless painting that almost cost Majlak his job. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Meet the babysitter who helps Logan Paul stay out of trouble on YouTube," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of painting

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of painting was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for painting

painting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of painting

: 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

noun
paint·​ing | \ ˈpān-tiŋ How to pronounce painting (audio) \

Kids Definition of painting

1 : a work of art made with paint
2 : the art or occupation of creating pictures with paint

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