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pen·cil

pencil

 
 
pronunciation:
pen sihl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a long, thin tool used for writing or drawing. Pencils are made of a narrow stick of graphite held within a case of wood.
My friend gave me a new set of drawing pencils for my birthday.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pencils, penciling, penciled
definition: to mark, write, or draw by pencil.
He penciled some dates into his calendar.
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  art, school, tool