gun·​met·​al ˈgən-ˌme-tᵊl How to pronounce gunmetal (audio)
: a metal used for guns
specifically : a bronze formerly much used as a material for cannon
: an alloy or metal treated to imitate nearly black tarnished copper-alloy gunmetal
: a bluish-gray color

Examples of gunmetal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2024 those trends include statement ranges that combine utility with elegance, unusual colors like gunmetal black, and the ability to design appliances, including stoves, for one’s precise needs. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 Vines cross your path, a leaf dances in a pinprick of sun, a patch of turbid water like polished gunmetal promises a clearing in the distance. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 Pierre swapped the satin nickel hardware with knobs in a nearly black gunmetal finish for contrast that ties to the mirror’s black-metal frame. Marni Elyse Katz,, 25 Aug. 2023 Your looks have been so memorable and beautiful here from a yellow gown to the gunmetal, both by Dolce & Gabbana. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 This 7 x 7-inch photo book is available in six different colors: midnight blue, sea mist, smoke, gunmetal, rose, and honeycomb. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Apr. 2023 This palette was made in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm and features a range of colors within just nine shades, including a shimmering cream called Stormtrooper, a glimmering gunmetal named Death Star, and a glittery maroon titled Dark Side. Addison Aloian, Allure, 2 Mar. 2022 In the first of two Instagram stories shared, the megastar is wearing the Swim Zip Front Sleeveless One Piece in the color gunmetal. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 In photos from the dinner Kardashian hosted with the nonprofit organization Reform Alliance, the reality star and future lawyer wore a strapless metallic pink leather column dress with chunky gunmetal accessories. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gunmetal was in 1541

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“Gunmetal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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