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Definition of pencil noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[countable, uncountable]
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  a narrow piece of wood, or a metal or plastic case, containing a black or colored substance, used for drawing or writing a pencil drawing I'll get a pencil and paper. She scribbled a note in pencil. colored pencils see also eyebrow pencil, mechanical pencil
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pencil