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pencil

[ pen-suhl ]
/ 藞p蓻n s蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), pen路ciled, pen路cil路ing or (especially British) pen路cilled, pen路cil路ling.
to write, draw, mark, or color with, or as if with, a pencil.
to use a pencil on.
Verb Phrases
pencil in, to schedule or list tentatively, as or as if by writing down in pencil rather than in ink: I'll pencil you in for ten o'clock.
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Origin of pencil

1350鈥1400; Middle English pencel<Middle French pincel 鈮 Latin p膿nicillus painter's brush or pencil, diminutive of p膿niculus little tail. See penis, -cule1

OTHER WORDS FROM pencil

pen路cil路er; especially British, pen路cil路ler, nounpen路cil路like, adjectiveun路pen路ciled, adjectiveun路pen路cilled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pencil

pencil
/ (藞p蓻nsl) /

noun
verb -cils, -cilling or -cilled or US -cils, -ciling or -ciled (tr)

Derived forms of pencil

penciller or US penciler, noun

Word Origin for pencil

C14: from Old French pincel, from Latin p膿nicillus painter's brush, from p膿niculus a little tail, from p膿nis tail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with pencil

pencil

see put lead in one's pencil.

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