Definition of magenta
1 : fuchsin
2 : a deep purplish red
Recent Examples of magenta from the Web
Each sheet has three color layers–cyan, magenta, and yellow–on top of a plastic base layer.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'magenta'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of magenta
First Known Use: 1860See Words from the same year
MAGENTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of magenta for English Language Learners
: a bright, deep purplish-red color
MAGENTA Defined for Kids
Definition of magenta for Students
: a deep purplish red
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up magenta? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).