ma·​gen·​ta | \ mə-ˈjen-tə How to pronounce magenta (audio) \

Definition of magenta

1 : fuchsin
2 : a deep purplish red

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The best part is that this version comes in a gender-neutral teal blue, instead of the old magenta pink. USA TODAY, "The best toy and game deals of Prime Day 2019," 16 July 2019 Designed in 1915, La Rosaleda bursts with wine-colored, magenta, peach and soft pink roses, many from France and Denmark, laid out in a circular design. Samantha Karlin, Washington Post, "In the heart of Madrid, a park for all seasons," 9 Aug. 2019 Adding further luster to the gala celebration, the Ball will be bathed in a rich color palette of eggplant, magenta, blush and coral, with accents of exquisite Emmy gold. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: First-Look at the TV Academy's Governors Ball," 8 Aug. 2019 Bougainvillea and chairs, both magenta, provide a pop of color. Emily Young, Los Angeles Times, "A tranquil garden getaway amid the hustle and bustle of Westwood," 3 Aug. 2019 Redesigned in a bold magenta, the boot also features plenty of black to highlight the contrast between the two colours, whilst the studs have their own white detailing., "adidas Launches New 'Hard Wired' Boot Pack to Be Worn by Global Stars Next Season," 22 July 2019 The dyed strands should appear in radiant magenta — the fingerprints of life’s instructions as vivid as rose petals on a marital bed. Quanta Magazine, "Shrinking Bat DNA and Elastic Genomes," 1 Aug. 2017 The early 2000s brought the deep, dark magenta of Pom Wonderful, the mega-trendy pomegranate juice that was introduced in 2002. Maura Judkis, The Know, "The new Starbucks dragonfruit drink tastes like — oh, who cares? It’s pink!," 18 June 2019 And making the case for vivid jewel tones were Charli XCX, Paloma Elsesser, and Laverne Cox, their lids generously layered in magenta, amethyst, and azure, respectively. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The 7 Biggest Camp Beauty Trends at the Met Gala, From Neon Gazes to Ceiling-Bound Hair," 7 May 2019

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First Known Use of magenta

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for magenta

Magenta, Italy

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English Language Learners Definition of magenta

: a bright, deep purplish-red color


ma·​gen·​ta | \ mə-ˈjen-tə How to pronounce magenta (audio) \

Kids Definition of magenta

: a deep purplish red


ma·​gen·​ta | \ mə-ˈjent-ə How to pronounce magenta (audio) \

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