Meaning of “painting” in the English Dictionary


"painting" in English

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uk /ˈpeɪn.tɪŋ/ us /ˈpeɪn.t̬ɪŋ/

A2 [ C or U ] a picture made using paint:

The walls are covered in oil paintings.
an exhibition of 19th-century French painting

A2 [ U ] the skill or activity of making a picture or putting paint on a wall:

We were taught painting and drawing at art college.
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)

"painting" in American English

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paintingnoun [ C/U ]

us /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.

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