paint·​work ˈpānt-ˌwərk How to pronounce paintwork (audio)
chiefly British : paint sense 3b
chiefly British : work with paint

Examples of paintwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for that glorious paintwork, the color is called Orange Brulé. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2024 The interior was complemented by a matching white soft top, contrasting red carpets, and paintwork in Rosso Cina (China Red). Robert Ross, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2024 Being a car built by Frontline Developments, its paintwork is fantastic, and small enhancements litter the body—a set of neat wheels, a new grille, and the shiniest chrome work this side of a Floridian Donk. Alex Goy, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 Aside from the eye-catching paintwork, the cat has pretty much the same layout as its predecessors. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 The colors are deep, rich and opaque, the skies thunderous, the shapes and paintwork wobbly and inchoate. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2023 His paintwork, sometimes lush and lovely, can also be clogged and pasty. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 Reviewers also say this one earns extra points for the detailed paintwork. Melissa Epifano, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 Egyptian blue was often mixed with other pigments to create a variety of colors, and the paintwork was highly detailed. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paintwork was in 1764

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“Paintwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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