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noun painting pronunciation in American English /ˈpeɪntɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a picture made using paint
    a painting by Picasso
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the activity of using paint to create a picture
    After retirement he took up painting and photography.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the activity of using paint to cover something such as a wall, door, or piece of furniture
    He does jobs for me like painting and decorating.


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