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  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪntɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪntɪd



  1. simple past and past participle of paint


painted (not comparable)

  1. Coated with paint.
    • 2014, Jeff Foster, The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques, →ISBN, page 63:
      Large-scale projects such as motion-picture production use huge sets with seamless painted walls, cycs, and floors—not to mention a vast array of lights.
  2. Depicted in paint.
    • 2001, James D. Keyser, Michael Klassen, Plains Indian Rock Art, →ISBN, page 161:
      Sometimes the spatters extend a significant distance above other painted figures.
  3. Colorful, as if painted.
    the painted desert
    painted turtle
  4. Wearing makeup. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    a painted lady
  5. (figurative) Superficial or cosmetic, without underlying depth of feeling.
    • c. 1953, H. A. DeRosso, .44 (page 143)
      He had his mouth close to Lily's ear, hoping that this might be interpreted as affection. He felt Lily go rigid beneath the arm he had clasped about her, but that painted smile stayed on her face.

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