painting

[ peyn-ting ]
/ ˈpeɪn tɪŋ /

noun

a picture or design executed in paints.
the act, art, or work of a person who paints.
the works of art painted in a particular manner, place, or period: a book on Flemish painting.
an instance of covering a surface with paint.

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Origin of painting

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at paint, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for painting

painting
/ (ˈpeɪntɪŋ) /

noun

the art or process of applying paints to a surface such as canvas, to make a picture or other artistic composition
a composition or picture made in this way
the act of applying paint to a surface with a brush
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