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noun
the art or technique of painting with oil colors.
a painting executed in oil colors.
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Origin of oil painting

First recorded in1775–85

OTHER WORDS FROM oil painting

oil painter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oil painting

oil painting

noun
a picture painted with oil paints
the art or process of painting with oil paints
he's no oil painting informal he is not good-looking
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