UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpeɪntɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpeɪntɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pānting)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [portrait, still-life, landscape, watercolor] painting
  2. an [oil, antique, old] painting
  3. [Renaissance, 15th-century, surrealist] paintings
  4. a [Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Turner] painting
  5. a (famous) painting by [Rembrandt]
  6. his [best, most famous, most expensive] painting
  7. her [son, daughter, child] loves painting
  8. is [learning, practicing] painting
  9. the painting [represents, sums up, reflects] (the period)
  10. her paintings are [hung, on display] in the [museum, gallery]
  11. the painting was [auctioned, sold] for ($5 million)
  12. a painting (done) on [canvas, wood, plaster, paper]
  13. [genres, styles, kinds] of painting
  14. [drawing, decorating] and painting
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. paint a [house, room, car]
  2. paint a [picture, portrait, landscape, still life, mural]
  3. paint a [tree, figure, nude]
  4. paint on [canvas, paper, a wall]
  5. paint by number
  6. paint a masterpiece
  7. paint it in [green, black and white]
  8. paint it [dark, light, pale] [green]
  9. paint (it) in [dark, bright] colors
  10. paint with [dark] colors
  11. paint in [oils, acrylics, watercolor]
  12. [is, was] painted with [oils]
  13. paint his face
  14. painted her [nails, toenails]
  15. paint a [turtle, rainbow, bird] on her face
  16. paint from [memory, life]
  17. paint over the [graffiti, old color, mistake]
  18. painted the [cathedral, courtyard]
  19. painted the [inside, outside] of
  20. paint a scene of [death, joy, outrage]
  21. paint a scene with words
  22. painted [it, the resort, the hotel] as [paradise, luxurious]
  23. painted to [match, represent, resemble]
  24. paint the [town, city] red (tonight)
  25. (not) as black as he is painted
  26. the [papers, news] painted her as [evil, the enemy]
  1. [blue, green, red, yellow, silver] paint
  2. a [matt, glossy, shiny] paint
  3. [latex, oil-based, acrylic, oil, watercolor] paints
  4. a [thin, thick, generous, new, fresh] coat of paint
  5. [give it, put on, needs] a [thin] coat of paint
  6. [two gallons] of paint
  7. a [can, pot, tray] of paint
  8. different [colors, hues, tones] of paint
  9. [make-up, face, body] paint
  10. the [house, room, building] is in need of a paint
  11. the [house] could do with a paint
  12. stained his [overalls, shirt, pants] with paint
  13. is (completely) covered in paint
  14. [got, splashed, spilled, tipped] paint [all over, on]
  15. got paint all over [her shirt, the floor]
  16. dipped the (paint) brush [in, into] the paint
  17. the paint was [peeling, coming] off the walls
  18. [blobs, lumps, dots] of paint
  19. UK: give the [walls, doors] a lick of paint
n as adj
  1. paint [marks, stains, brushes, pot]
  2. paint [programs, software, tutorials]
  3. don't eat paint chips
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