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Synonyms for pencil
ˈpɛn səl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pencil(noun)

    a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

  2. pencil(noun)

    graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication

    "the words were scribbled in pencil"; "this artist's favorite medium is pencil"

  3. pencil(noun)

    a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point

  4. pencil(verb)

    a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face

    "an eyebrow pencil"

  5. pencil(verb)

    write, draw, or trace with a pencil

    "he penciled a figure"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pencil(n.)

    brush (made of hair or fine bristles)

  2. pencil(n.)


  3. pencil(v. a.)

    paint, depict, delineate, portray, sketch

  4. pencil(v. a.)

    mark or draw with a pencil

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pen, crayon, eyeliner

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How to use pencil in a sentence?

  1. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia:

    Even during my geography and arithmetic lessons, I was allowed to sit with a pencil in my hand. I could listen much better when I was drawing corn or wild flowers.

  2. Alexander MacLaren:

    Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.

  4. Chris Hoy:

    It's quite cool to be able to pick something to draw or paint and know that I can recreate it, with a pencil I can add a lot of detail and with paint I can bring a picture to life.

  5. Caroline Weaver:

    A lot of our customers are people who happen to be walking by, and they come in a little surprised and amused by a shop that just sells pencils, but we also get a lot of word-of-mouth business from journalists, designers, architects and kids coming in after school. I love seeing kids get excited about pencils. Adults remember the smell, the tactile sensation of writing with a freshly sharpened pencil.

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