Definition of oil painting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    oil painting

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɔɪl peɪntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔɪl peɪntɪŋ//
     
    Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills
     
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  1. 1(also oil) [countable] a picture painted in oil paint See related entries: Artwork and techniques
  2. 2[uncountable] the art of painting in oil paint See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills
  3. Idioms (British English, humorous) used when you are saying that a person is not attractive to look at
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oil painting