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  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪn.tɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪntɪŋ

VerbEdit

painting

  1. present participle of paint

NounEdit

painting (countable and uncountable, plural paintings)

  1. (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint.
    The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      "My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; []."
  2. (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.
    The outside of the old house would benefit from some painting.
  3. (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.
    Some artists, like Michelangelo, excel in both painting and sculpture.
    • 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories[1], Project Gutenberg, published 9 September 2004, →ISBN, page 71:
      The mother, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who at one time had been handsome, but now, asthmatic, depressed, vague, and over-feeble for her years, tried to entertain me with conversation about painting. Having heard from her daughter that I might come to Shelkovka, she had hurriedly recalled two or three of my landscapes which she had seen in exhibitions in Moscow, and now asked what I meant to express by them.

SynonymsEdit

The same activity as an art form

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