magenta

noun

ma·​gen·​ta mə-ˈjen-tə How to pronounce magenta (audio)
1
2
: a deep purplish red

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The reddish-magenta streaks indicate the position of the jet stream. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2015 This magenta boudoir provides a surprisingly soothing place to get some shut-eye on the road. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 8 Dec. 2022 This bestselling bath towel set is made of a soft, eco-friendly cotton that's relatively lightweight and comes in a variety of fun colors and neutrals, including navy, coral, and the vibrant magenta that's shown. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2022 New York designer Sally LaPointe sells this bold magenta suit as part of her fall 2022 collection. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2022 The clingy dress featured a blush shade, while the bust was a subtle magenta. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 June 2022 Or watch awestruck as Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell take their magenta nesting doll ballgown to the streets, much to the delight of New Yorkers. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 The available combinations, meanwhile, include pine green/purplish-blue, purplish-blue/violet, violet/pink magenta, pink magenta/panton classic red and bright orange/panton classic red. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 22 June 2022 Or watch awestruck as Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell take their magenta nesting doll ballgown to the streets, much to the delight of New Yorkers. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Magenta, Italy

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of magenta was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Magenta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magenta. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

magenta

noun
ma·​gen·​ta mə-ˈjent-ə How to pronounce magenta (audio)
1
: a deep red dye
2
: a deep purplish red

Medical Definition

magenta

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

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