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painted adj
1 represented in a painting; "as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean"
2 coated with paint; "freshly painted lawn furniture" [ant: unpainted]
3 lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting; "in public he wore a painted smile"
4 having makeup applied; "brazen painted faces" [ant: unpainted]
5 having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies" [syn: motley, calico, multicolor, multicolour, multicolored, multicoloured, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured]

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Verb

painted
  1. past of paint

Extensive Definition

Painted may refer to objects that have been coated with paint. It may also be used metaphorically for 'colourful' or 'strikingly coloured', or have other meanings, as in the names of:

Animals and plants

Wild birds

Mammals

Reptiles

Frogs

Painted Frog could refer to a number of species of frog. See:

Fish

  • Painted fish refers to ornamental aquarium fishes which have been artificially coloured to appeal to consumers
  • Painted Greenling, Oxylebius pictus, marine fish native to the eastern Pacific Ocean

Invertebrates

Plants

  • Painted Tongue, Salpiglossis sinuata, flowering plant in the family Solanaceae
  • Painted Trillium, Trillium undulatum, wildflower of the family Trilliaceae

Places

Media

Film

Radio

Television

Books

Music

  • Painted From Memory, musical collaboration between Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
  • Painted Smiles, small record label run by Ben Bagley, based in New York City, USA

Other

  • Painted Cyclists, artistic, non-political, clothing-optional bike ride ensemble celebrating the spirit of the Summer Solstice, Seattle, USA
  • Painted Grey Ware culture, Iron Age culture of the Gangetic Plain, 1100 BC to 350 BC
  • Painted ladies, collective American vernacular term for Victorian houses painted in a multi-coloured pastel scheme
  • Painted pebbles, class of Pictish artefact unique to northern Scotland in the first millennium AD
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