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

Definition of magenta

2 : a deep purplish red

Examples of magenta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every spring, the peacock-bright feathered striations surprise her: magenta twisted with antique white, tangerine and black exploding into hot pink, violet tinged with butterscotch. Nancy Hass, New York Times, "The Tulip Revivalist," 24 Feb. 2020 Some are pale yellow, others apricot, others creamy white, or green, or deep magenta, wine or purple-black. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "The hellebore: Popular, early and now in a dazzling variety," 15 Jan. 2020 From a creamy brown (Don't Be Choco-late) to metallic magenta (Unwrap Me), scroll through our slideshow to find the $9 bottle perfect for your Valentine — or your next mani-pedi. Megan Decker,, "Essie Just Dropped 6 New Nail Shades Perfect For Valentine’s Day," 22 Jan. 2020 Every winter, it was bedecked with large flowers, each having rose-brushed, white petals that arched back like wings from its floral tube, inside of which ran a pencil-thin line of magenta. Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Sandwiched between two apartments on Rue Duperré, the colorful outdoor court — popping with magenta, blue, and yellow — is a popular spot to snap pictures and to play., "“He was telling me, ‘I run Egypt,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, whatever, bro,’ ” Brown said.," 4 Oct. 2019 Companies are offering marble-look tile in unexpected hues like magenta and green, or with veining in gold or copper. Washington Post, "`Like theater in tile form’: Tile’s patterns, designs expand," 13 Nov. 2019 Baguma, a grave but cordial man wearing a yellow T-shirt and green gum boots, produced a police report and showed us the postmortem photos, printed in shadowy but lurid magenta. David Quammen, National Geographic, "‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda," 8 Nov. 2019 Her electric magenta hue is an edgier take on the trend, and Thorne takes it even further with a perfectly matching lipstick. Devon Abelman, Allure, "28 Pretty Pink Hair-Color Ideas to Inspire Your Next Dye Job," 10 Oct. 2018

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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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“Magenta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of magenta

: a bright, deep purplish-red color


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: a deep purplish red


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