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 Peacock talent are expected to make appearances at the pop-up; a different show will be featured eacg week, with a signature free item that can be customized by a different artist including screen printing, embroidery and airbrush. Michael Schneider, Variety, 2 May 2022 By high school, Luna was painting designs with an airbrush on clothing. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2022 Andre Cisco, one of his three managers, first met Baker in Cleveland in the mid-’00s outside the airbrush shop where Baker worked. Meaghan Garvey, Billboard, 23 Mar. 2022 Get even heat distribution with the titanium ceramic barrel of John Frieda's hot airbrush. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 10 Feb. 2022 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After his church sought to airbrush the timepiece out of existence, and Kirill denied ever wearing it, its remaining reflection on a polished table prompted an embarrassing apology from the church. New York Times, 21 May 2022 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 See More

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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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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Airbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airbrush. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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