oil painting


noun

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

Origin of oil painting

First recorded in 1775–85

Related forms

oil painter, noun
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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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