oil painting

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  1. the art or technique of painting with oil colors.

  2. a painting executed in oil colors.

Origin of oil painting

First recorded in 1775–85

Other words from oil painting

  • oil painter, noun

Words Nearby oil painting

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How to use oil painting in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for oil painting

oil painting

  1. a picture painted with oil paints

  2. the art or process of painting with oil paints

  1. he's no oil painting informal he is not good-looking

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