Definition of 'pencil'
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Finally, how to wear your pencil skirt? Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can imagine the young writer's delight in being given a pen or pencil. The Sun (2016)I ended up at the festival in my navy pencil skirt and name tag! The Sun (2016)Either using a glitter eye pencil or any colour you choose, draw a thick line into the arch of the eyebrow. The Sun (2016)Now, imagine doing all of that in what is basically bridal gear: a white lace pencil skirt and a pair of white high heels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A tiered skirt would veer the look into fancy-dress territory, so play the proportions right with a sober pencil skirt. Times, Sunday Times (2017)How can you go wrong with a pencil case? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Here is the note written in pencil over here. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)But he could not yet manage a pen or pencil. Christianity Today (2000) Mechanical pencils have been withdrawn in favour of lead ones. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Work winter florals into your wardrobe with a pencil skirt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Try to keep the energy of your pencil drawing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Showcase your figure in a pencil skirt that finishes just below the knee. The Sun (2008)There were some pencil drawings on the bedroom walls. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Use an eyebrow pencil to draw the shape first then fill in with pencil and finish with a brow powder. The Sun (2015)Choose an eyebrow pencil a shade or so darker than your brow colour and fill them in to give fantastic shape. The Sun (2010)Trading was pencil thin and fading. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Visual concentration can also be induced by focusing on a pendulum, pencil or light. Healthy By Nature (1994)Then you can have the posters and the DVDs and the pencil case and so on. Times, Sunday Times (2006)With raised eyebrows and busy pencils, the judges scribbled away diligently. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sometimes it was a pencil note, written from her sofa. What Katy Did (1872)Again, give each member of the group a pen or pencil. Working with Teenagers (1994)Surely one day without a pencil case won't matter? Times, Sunday Times (2006)With a fair complexion such as yours, you need only the faintest hint of colour in a pencil. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The finest pencils came from England. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How about I use my magic pencil and colour your missing colour back in? The Sun (2010)He was as thin as a pencil, wearing a Beatle suit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I use a light pencil. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's really remote, and we stop off at a local school to give gifts such as colouring pencils. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'pencil'
British English: pencil /ˈpɛnsəl/ NOUN
A pencil is a thin wooden rod with a black substance down the centre which is used for writing or drawing.
I found a pencil and some blank paper.
- American English: pencil
- Arabic: قَلَمُ رِصَاصٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: lápis
- Chinese: 铅笔
- Croatian: olovka
- Czech: tužka
- Danish: blyant
- Dutch: potlood
- European Spanish: lápiz
- Finnish: lyijykynä
- French: crayon
- German: Bleistift
- Greek: μολύβι
- Italian: matita
- Japanese: 鉛筆
- Korean: 연필
- Norwegian: blyant
- Polish: ołówek
- European Portuguese: lápis
- Romanian: creion
- Russian: карандаш
- Spanish: lápiz
- Swedish: blyertspenna
- Thai: ดินสอ
- Turkish: kurşun kalem
- Ukrainian: олівець
- Vietnamese: bút chì
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