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 Leave it to former House speaker John Boehner to drop the airbrush. Washington Post, "John Boehner on how Congress became ‘Crazytown’," 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, "Texas House panel weighs anti-renewable energy bills fueled by winter storm," 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, "Air compressors to power pneumatic tools," 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, "Everything But The House to auction off unique Cincinnati experiences," 28 Apr. 2020 The Test Kitchen’s trusty airbrush kit has made a few appearances: for Skittles, M&Ms, and Jelly Bellys. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "11 Crafty Cooking Tools Claire Saffitz Has Rigged on Gourmet Makes," 19 Mar. 2020 Guests will also have the option to customize their merchandise at an airbrush station outside the truck. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "A 'Barbie Truck' toting retro-inspired merch is headed for the Woodlands Mall," 18 Dec. 2019 Thirteen male models were given a stripe of custom lime green paint across their eyes using a Temptu airbrush device. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Dior Men's Show in Miami Made a Case for Cyber-Surfer Makeup," 4 Dec. 2019 The kit comes with a handheld airbrush compressor and its components, and air pods for foundation, bronzer, blush, and highlighter. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "I Tried The TEMPTU Airbrush Foundation Machine, This Is What I Learned," 2 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "On Hong Kong, Stay Strong," 20 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, "3 great female-centric graphic novels," 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, "3 great female-centric graphic novels," 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, "3 great female-centric graphic novels," 5 Apr. 2021 His work speaks of all sorts of influences, from the Franco-Belgian school to manga to steampunk to airbrush. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Captain Comics: 3 great female-centric graphic novels," 3 Apr. 2021 The one change, the vital one, will be to airbrush over the Redskins logo, the profile of a native North American, on the helmet and mask over it with each player’s uniform number. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Recapping quite a week in the sports franchise naming game," 25 July 2020 Photoshop and Lightroom are ubiquitous applications used to airbrush magazine covers, create art, and in some instances, to misinform the public. Nico Grant, Bloomberg.com, "Adobe Unveils Authentication Tool in Battle Against Deepfakes," 20 Oct. 2020 While questioning attempts to airbrush the past, Cleese expressed his support for the aims of the Black Lives Matter protest movement. USA TODAY, "'Fawlty Towers' episode removed from UK streaming service due to 'racial slurs'," 13 June 2020

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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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The first known use of airbrush was in 1884

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21 Apr 2021

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“Airbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airbrush. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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