gun·​met·​al | \ ˈgən-ˌme-tᵊl How to pronounce gunmetal (audio) \

Definition of gunmetal

1 : a metal used for guns specifically : a bronze formerly much used as a material for cannon
2 : an alloy or metal treated to imitate nearly black tarnished copper-alloy gunmetal
3 : a bluish-gray color

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The trio shimmered in metallic frocks of gunmetal, silver, and pink, respectively. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Patricia Clarkson, Adrien Brody, and Debbie Harry Enjoy the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala," 25 Sep. 2018 Made in America, their gunmetal grey finished, Six Shooter Shot Glass is one great option. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Top patriotic BBQ gear for July 4," 3 July 2018 Costume Institute gunmetal and zirconia pendant choker, $75; 18-karat gold plate and zirconia mixed cross bracelet, $50; 18-karat gold plate and zirconia pendant necklace, $90; at Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "Jeans of the Future," 9 May 2018 The vast estuaries where abstraction and representation blend, where art-star status and starving-artist street cred commingle, meld and cohere in the show's etudes on charcoal hues, obsidian, tar, gunmetal, fog and silver. Special To The Oregonian,, "Many shades of gray define new exhibit at Elizabeth Leach Gallery," 7 Jan. 2018 The Hellcat’s Brembo brake calipers can now be painted black, orange, and gunmetal, too. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2018 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 / SRT Hellcat," 2 Nov. 2017 Singer Rita Ora stepped out in a faux-fur jacket with a graphic winged gaze, subtly adding a hint of gunmetal hued glitter to accent her shimmering frock. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Extreme Eyeliner Is Back! How Gigi Hadid and More Pull It Off," 19 Sep. 2017 SHOP Marshal: The new shape comes in seven colorways, from green and gray gradient lenses, to a gold, silver, and gunmetal, to all black. Christine Flammia, Esquire, "Ray-Ban Just Dropped Your New Favorite Sunglasses," 7 Aug. 2017 The stainless steel Charge 2 can be paired with one of four band colors: black, plum, blue and teal (the special editions in gunmetal and rose gold come at a higher price tag of $180). Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "The #1 selling Fitbit is on sale to help you get in shape for summer," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of gunmetal

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gunmetal was in 1541

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