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watercolor

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noun wa·ter·col·or \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌkə-lər, ˈwä-\

Simple Definition of watercolor

  • : a type of paint that is mixed with water

  • : a picture painted with watercolors

Full Definition of watercolor

  1. 1 :  a paint of which the liquid is a water dispersion of the binding material (as glue, casein, or gum)

  2. 2 :  the art or method of painting with watercolors

  3. 3 :  a picture or design executed in watercolors

watercolor adjective
wa·ter·col·or·ist play \-ˌkə-lə-rist\ noun

Examples of watercolor

  1. a landscape done in watercolor

  2. He only works in watercolors.

  3. We bought a watercolor of the shore.



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First Known Use of watercolor

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Rhymes with watercolor



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