pen·​cil·​ing | \ ˈpen(t)-s(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce penciling (audio) \
variants: or pencilling

Definition of penciling

: the work of the pencil or brush also : a product of this

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Recent Examples on the Web The upbeat data have helped the Federal Reserve justify raising short-term interest rates three times this year and penciling in another quarter-percentage point increase by the end of the year. Akane Otani, WSJ, "Treasury Yields Rise to Multiyear Highs After Strong Data," 3 Oct. 2018 Learn about every aspect of production, including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, editing, and more, with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. Phillip Molnar,, "Comic-Con 2018: Here's your Thursday schedule," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of penciling

circa 1532, in the meaning defined above

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“Penciling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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