finger paint
fingerpaint fingerpaint, finger paint finger paint . A type of paint having the consistency of a thin paste or jelly, which is applied to a surface by dipping fingers into the paint and smearing the paint on the surface, usually in artistic patterns. It is used primarily by children. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • finger-paint — finger paint, fingerpaint fingerpaintv. i. & t. To paint[1] with fingerpaint. Syn: use fingerpaint. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • finger-paint — verb apply colors with one s fingers • Derivationally related forms: ↑finger painting • Topics: ↑art, ↑artistic creation, ↑artistic production • Hypernyms: ↑paint …   Useful english dictionary

  • finger paint — noun paint that has the consistency of jelly • Syn: ↑fingerpaint • Hypernyms: ↑paint, ↑pigment * * * verb, ⋯ paints, ⋯ painted, ⋯ painting [no obj] chiefly US : to paint a picture using only your hands or fingers instead of a brush The kids will… …   Useful english dictionary

  • finger paint — finger painting. a jellylike paint, used chiefly by children in painting, usually with their fingers. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • finger-paint — /fing geuhr paynt /, v.t., v.i. to paint by using finger paints. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • finger-paint — noun thick paint designed to be applied with the fingers, used especially by young children. Derivatives finger painting noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • finger paint — fin′ger paint n. a jellylike paint used chiefly by children in painting with their fingers • Etymology: 1945–50 fin′ger paint ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • finger paint — verb To paint using fingerpaint …   Wiktionary

  • finger paint — n. soft paint designed that is applied with one s bare hands (most often used by children) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • finger painting —    finger paint    or fingerpainting    Finger paints are formulated to be applied and manipulated by the hands. This process is called fingerpainting, typically done on glossy white paper, strong (60 pound is good), coated on both sides, and non …   Glossary of Art Terms

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