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

Examples of gunmetal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Snowtown Murders, his pitiless debut, depicted the murders committed by notorious serial killer John Bunting with a nightmarish inexorability, heightened by an overcast color palette that could be described as gunmetal. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ director, stars on their hypnotic outlaw saga," 23 Apr. 2020 Pick a stunning gunmetal like this Lights Lacquer shade for a fun spin on your traditional black polish. Vanessa Paredes, Redbook, "Ring in the New Year with These Chic Nail Trends," 16 Dec. 2019 The Carousel pendant’s ring of gunmetal or brass cylinders is tipped with opal glass diffusers. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: Design and décor with British flair," 30 Oct. 2019 According to Shape, Lopez owns these Beyond Yoga leggings in three different shades, including black gunmetal, sandstone gold speckle, and blush rose gold. Braelyn Wood,, "Jennifer Lopez’s Favorite Beyond Yoga Leggings Are on Sale at Bandier Right Now," 16 Oct. 2019 There were gunmetal smoky eyes, purple lips, and glittery green shadows. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Red Carpet Beauty From The Post Emmy Awards Afterparties," 23 Sep. 2019 It's less jarring than a plain white eyeshadow and more exciting and versatile than a simple gunmetal. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "8 Eyeshadow Colors Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer," 6 June 2019 In the music video for the song, metallic gunmetal and asphalt pigments were blended all over his lids. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why Taemin Won't Apologize For His Androgynous Aesthetic Anymore," 15 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of gunmetal

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gunmetal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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