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pencil

pen·cil

pencil

 
 
pronunciation:
pen sihl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an implement for writing, drawing, or marking that consists of a slender core of graphite, carbon, crayon, or the like, usu. enclosed in or held by a cylinder of wood, plastic, or metal.
 
definition 2: any of several similar objects.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: penciled, penciling, pencils
definition 1: to write or compose by using a pencil.
definition 2: to mark, color, or draw by pencil.
He penciled out several unnecessary words.
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