Meaning of “drawing” in the English Dictionary

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"drawing" in British English

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drawingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdrɔː.ɪŋ/ us /ˈdrɑː.ɪŋ/

A2 the act of making a picture with a pencil or pen, or a picture made in this way:

Rosie loves drawing.
She gave me a beautiful drawing of a horse.

More examples

  • If it is a genuine Michelangelo drawing, it will sell for millions.
  • The teacher gave Atticus a gold star for his drawing.
  • We were taught painting and drawing at art college.
  • The rock drawings depict a variety of stylized human, bird and mythological figures and patterns.
  • She ornamented her letters with little drawings in the margin.

(Definition of “drawing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drawing" in American English

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drawingnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdrɔ·ɪŋ/

the art or process of making pictures with a pencil, pen, etc., or a picture made in this way:

[ C ] a beautiful drawing of flowers
[ U ] I plan to take a course in drawing next semester.

(Definition of “drawing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)