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paintingnoun

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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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.
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