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English definition of “painting”

painting

noun [C/U]    /ˈpeɪn·tɪŋ/
a picture created by putting paint on a surface, or the activity or skill of creating pictures by using paint: [C] oil paintings [U] In later years, he took up painting as a hobby.
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