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

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painting

  1. present participle and gerund of paint

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painting (countable and uncountable, plural paintings)

 
A 1765 painting by François Boucher
  1. (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint.
    The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
      "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; []."
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 65:
      There's something special about tidal estuaries, due to the abundance of wildlife and the ever-changing scenes as the water ebbs or rises. Throw in some moody skies and filtered sunlight, and the views can resemble a painting by Turner - only you don't have to go to the National Gallery to see this, it's brought to your seat on a train.
  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, translated by Constance Garnett, 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.

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The same activity as an art form

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