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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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drawingdraw‧ing /ˈdrɔːɪŋ $ ˈdrɒː-/ ●●● S3 W3 noun  1 [countable]AVDRAW a picture that you draw with a pencil, pen etcdrawing of a drawing of Canterbury Cathedral2 [uncountable]AVDRAW the art or skill of making pictures, plans etc with a pen or pencil I’ve never been very good at drawing.3 [countable] American English a competition in which people whose names or tickets are chosen by chance win money or prizes syn draw British English The church social will include a buffet dinner and a prize drawing.COLLOCATIONSverbsdo/make a drawingSammy was doing a drawing of his sister.a drawing shows somethingThe drawing showed a castle surrounded by woods.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + drawinga detailed drawingHe made detailed drawings of animals and flowers.a line drawing (=consisting only of lines)The front cover had a line drawing of a girl on the beach.a pencil/ink/charcoal etc drawing (=done using a pencil, ink etc)I like to do a few pencil drawings when I go away anywhere.a scale drawing (=showing the correct relative sizes of things)The architect made a scale drawing of the new room.
THESAURUSdrawing a picture drawn with a pencil, pen, crayon etcI did a drawing of the front of the house. sketch a drawing that is done quickly and has few detailsWhen she was traveling, she drew quick sketches of the places she’d seen.doodle a shape or pattern that you draw when you are bored or thinking about other thingsHis schoolbooks were always covered in doodles.graffiti drawings or writing that people secretly put on walls or other public placesVandals had covered the station in graffiti. comic strip a series of pictures drawn inside boxes that tell a story, especially in a newspaper or magazineAsterix started off in a comic strip.cartoon a funny drawing in a newspaper or magazineThere is a 'New Yorker' cartoon which depicts various inventions for keeping warm.
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drawingI did a drawing of the churchIn 1908 he had made a drawing of a table-turning.On the wall was a drawing of a woman's head by Matisse.The classroom was bright and cheerful, with childrens' drawings on the walls.Katherine enjoys drawing.Calligraphic screens generated drawings in the same fashion.Her drawings reveal this gift in its greatest purity.It was really my doing, or rather my drawings, that had brought us to this brink.Degas did a series of drawings of dancers at the ballet school in Paris.Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings show an immensely inventive and inquiring mind.Cottage Holidays has a 92-page brochure with drawings and descriptions of properties.drawing ofa drawing of the building
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