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painting

[peyn-ting] /ˈpeɪn tɪŋ/
noun
1.
a picture or design executed in paints.
2.
the act, art, or work of a person who paints.
3.
the works of art painted in a particular manner, place, or period:
a book on Flemish painting.
4.
an instance of covering a surface with paint.
Origin of painting
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see paint, -ing1
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painting

/ˈpeɪntɪŋ/
noun
1.
the art or process of applying paints to a surface such as canvas, to make a picture or other artistic composition
2.
a composition or picture made in this way
3.
the act of applying paint to a surface with a brush
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Word Origin and History for paintings

painting

n.

c.1200, "that which is painted, a painting," verbal noun from paint (v.). From mid-15c. as "art of depicting by means of paint."

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