oil painting

oil paint·ing
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oil peyn-ting]
    • /ɔɪl ˈpeɪn tɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oil peyn-ting]
    • /ɔɪl ˈpeɪn tɪŋ/

Definitions of oil painting words

  • noun oil painting the art or technique of painting with oil colors. 1
  • noun oil painting a painting executed in oil colors. 1
  • noun oil painting picture painted using oil paints 1
  • countable noun oil painting An oil painting is a picture which has been painted using oil paints. 0
  • noun oil painting a picture painted with oil paints 0
  • noun oil painting the art or process of painting with oil paints 0

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Origin of oil painting

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1775-85

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Parts of speech for Oil painting


oil painting popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oil painting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oil painting

noun oil painting

  • cityscape — an urban landscape; view of a city
  • mural — a large picture painted or affixed directly on a wall or ceiling.
  • canvas — Canvas is a strong, heavy cloth that is used for making things such as tents, sails, and bags.

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