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painting

noun
     
paint‧ing S3 W2
1 [countable] a painted picture that you put on a wall for people to see:
a collection of valuable paintings
painting of
There was a large painting of his father on the wall.
Can you help me hang this painting (=put it on a wall)?
oil painting
2 [uncountable] the act or skill of making a picture, using paints:
Degas' style of painting
the Cubist school of painting (=a particular style used by a group of people)
3 [uncountable]DHTB the work of covering a wall, house etc with paint
painting and decorating British English

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