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red-pencil

[ red-pen-suhl ]

verb (used with object)

, red-pen·ciled, red-pen·cil·ing or (especially British) red-pen·cilled, red-pen·cil·ling.
  1. to delete, censor, correct, or abridge (written material) with or as if with a pencil having a red lead:

    His book was heavily red-penciled before it got clearance.



red-pencil

verb

  1. tr to revise or correct (a book, manuscript, etc)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of red-pencil1

First recorded in 1955–60
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Example Sentences

On the drill bit, a note was written on red pencil: “ Estamos bien en el refugio los 33.”

The word Leonore is crossed out and Fidelio written at the side in red pencil afterwards inked over.

He handed a map, with red-pencil and blue-pencil markings, along to von Schlichten.

Dwindle produced his red pencil and the answer sheet which had 1,200 small circles punched in it.

In his diary against that date he wrote: "To be marked with a red mark when I can get a red pencil."

And mark that, if you would, please, with an "X" in red pencil.

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