gunmetal

noun
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, 23 Apr. 2020 Pick a stunning gunmetal like this Lights Lacquer shade for a fun spin on your traditional black polish. Vanessa Paredes, Redbook, 16 Dec. 2019 The Carousel pendant’s ring of gunmetal or brass cylinders is tipped with opal glass diffusers. Washington Post, 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, Health.com, 16 Oct. 2019 There were gunmetal smoky eyes, purple lips, and glittery green shadows. Shalwah Evans, Essence, 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, 6 June 2019 In the music video for the song, metallic gunmetal and asphalt pigments were blended all over his lids. Devon Abelman, Allure, 15 Mar. 2019 The trio shimmered in metallic frocks of gunmetal, silver, and pink, respectively. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 25 Sep. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gunmetal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of gunmetal

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About gunmetal

Time Traveler for gunmetal

Time Traveler

The first known use of gunmetal was in 1541

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near gunmetal

gunman

gunmetal

gun moll

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for gunmetal

Cite this Entry

“Gunmetal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunmetal. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on gunmetal

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about gunmetal

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!