paint|ing

paint|ing
paint|ing «PAYN tihng», noun.
1. something painted; picture: »

a very lifelike painting.

2. the act or process of a person who paints: »

You must clean the walls before painting.

3. the art of representation, decoration, and creating beauty with paints: »

She studied painting at the Academy of Design.


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