Meaning of “easel” in the English Dictionary


"easel" in English

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easelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.zəl/ us /ˈiː.zəl/

Examples from literature

  • A white-haired old man was seated before an easel, on which was stretched a large canvas. 
  • And I didn't glance, even, at the picture on the easel. 
  • He returned to the easel and stood staring with his hands in his pockets. 
  • His last unfinished sketch rests on the easel. 
  • In the work-room stood an easel with a half-finished painting turned face downward, and on the wall hung studies in drawing. 

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

"easel" in American English

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easelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈi·zəl/

a frame, usually with three legs, that holds a picture, esp. one that an artist is painting or drawing

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