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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 for "pencil":

    pen, crayon, eyeliner

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How to use pencil in a sentence?

  1. Dwight D Eisenhower:

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

  2. Salman Rushdie:

    The thing that I really resent is the way in which these, our dead comrades ... who died using the same implement that I use, which is a pen or pencil, have been almost immediately vilified and called racists and I don't know what else.

  3. Ken Dodd:

    The man who invented cats’ eyes got the idea when he saw the eyes of a cat in his headlights. If the cat had been going the other way, he would have invented the pencil sharpener.

  4. Strugatsky:

    When I feel bad, I work. When I have problems, when I'm depressed, when I'm bored with life, I sit down to my work. There are probably other prescriptions, but I don't know them. Or they don't work for me. You want my advice -- here it is Go and work. Thank God that people like you and me need only paper and pencil to work.

  5. Carl Sandburg:

    Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer.

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