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Meaning of “painting” in the English Dictionary

"painting" in British English

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paintingnoun

uk   /ˈpeɪn.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
A2 [C or U] a ​picture made using ​paint: The ​walls are ​covered in ​oil paintings. an ​exhibition of 19th-century ​French paintingA2 [U] the ​skill or ​activity of making a ​picture or putting ​paint on a ​wall: We were ​taught painting and ​drawing at ​artcollege. When we ​bought the ​house, we had to do a lot of painting and ​redecorating.

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

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paintingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpeɪn·tɪŋ/
a ​picturecreated by putting ​paint on a ​surface, or the ​activity or ​skill of ​creatingpictures by using ​paint: [C] oil paintings [U] In ​lateryears, he took up painting as a ​hobby.
(Definition of painting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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