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scumble

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transitive verb scum·ble \ˈskəm-bəl\

Definition of scumble

scum·bledscum·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1a :  to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brushb :  to apply (a color) in this manner

  2. 2 :  to soften the lines or colors of (a drawing) by rubbing lightly



Origin of scumble

perhaps frequentative of 2scum


First Known Use: 1798


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scumble

noun scum·ble

Definition of scumble

  1. 1 :  the act or effect of scumbling

  2. 2 :  a material used for scumbling



1834

First Known Use of scumble

1834


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