airbrush

noun
air·​brush | \ ˈer-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce airbrush (audio) \

Definition of airbrush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an atomizer for applying by compressed air a fine spray (as of paint or liquid color)

airbrush

verb
airbrushed; airbrushing; airbrushes

Definition of airbrush (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to paint, treat, or alter (as to conceal imperfections) with or as if with an airbrush airbrush a photograph

Examples of airbrush in a Sentence

Verb That photograph must have been airbrushed.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Prices for adults are $15 for a half-face design, $25 full face, $35 for a full airbrush design. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Oct. 2021 And a good airbrush artist could make $30,000 in a single summer. Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post, 28 May 2021 Residents will have an opportunity to chat with Beachwood police officers, get a close-up look at police vehicles, meet the BPD’s K-9 unit, play games, get an airbrush tattoo, see Outback Ray’s animals, buy munchies from the food truck, and more. cleveland, 30 July 2021 The job of an airbrush painter is part graffiti artist and part sketch artist. Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post, 28 May 2021 Leave it to former House speaker John Boehner to drop the airbrush. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 Opponents of the anti-renewable legislation dispute the GOP state leaders’ assertions as an airbrush of what triggered the blackouts. Dallas News, 9 Apr. 2021 However, if your household also wants to take advantage of the compressor to inflate bicycle tires or run an airbrush for painting, its portability can’t be beat. Popular Science, 11 May 2020 Benefit Salon: Win a bridal experience of custom hair and airbrush makeup for the day of the wedding in 2021. Includes bride and four bridesmaids. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, 28 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb One concern of scholars is that Céline’s heirs will try to airbrush his history of antisemitism by withholding papers from public view. New York Times, 26 Oct. 2021 Trump has, meanwhile, launched a new effort to airbrush his own disastrous neglect of the crisis while in office. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 10 Aug. 2021 In the past year, Kincaid has turned her focus to airbrush art, after studying under fellow nail artist Lila Robles. Michella Oré, Vogue, 9 Aug. 2021 His work speaks of all sorts of influences, from the Franco-Belgian school to manga to steampunk to airbrush. Andrew A. Smith Tribune News Service, Star Tribune, 5 Apr. 2021 His work speaks of all sorts of influences, from the Franco-Belgian school to manga to steampunk to airbrush. Andrew A. Smith Tribune News Service, Star Tribune, 5 Apr. 2021 Some of Instagram’s most popular influencers now rely on apps such as Facetune to digitally airbrush their looks to the point of fantasy. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 His work speaks of all sorts of influences, from the Franco-Belgian school to manga to steampunk to airbrush. Andrew A. Smith Tribune News Service, Star Tribune, 5 Apr. 2021 One of the things he is known for is organizing an annual vigil to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre — an event that the authorities wish to airbrush out. The Editors, National Review, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of airbrush

Noun

1884, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1907, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2021

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“Airbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airbrush. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for airbrush

airbrush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airbrush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a device that is used to spray a liquid (such as paint) onto a surface

airbrush

verb

English Language Learners Definition of airbrush (Entry 2 of 2)

: to paint or treat (something, such as a photograph) with an airbrush especially to make improvements

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