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 same chunky crystal headpieces showed up in hues that played off of each model’s personal color palette, from sugary-sweet lilac to bright ruby and deep magenta. Vogue, "Simone Rocha Crowned Chloe Sevigny in Her Signature Sparkling Hair Accessories," 16 Feb. 2019 For example, the Ruby Obsessions palette is a mix of red and pink shades, from soft matte baby pink to a deep duochrome magenta. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Huda Beauty Is Dropping Five New Eye Shadow Palettes Inspired by Precious Stones," 5 Sep. 2018 The two-piece suit, which is part of Gooseberry’s Seaside collection, also comes in three other colors: Sweet Sunrise (a muted yellow), French Kiss (a deep magenta), and Minty Wonder (a fresh green). De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Celebrates Thanksgiving in Tiny Blue Bikini," 24 Nov. 2018 For her appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge selected an ensemble that was true to her signature polished aesthetic—a trusty two-piece skirt skirt by Oscar La Renta in a rich shade of magenta. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s New Favorite Shoes Are Perfectly Princess-Worthy," 16 Jan. 2019 In addition to tinting this delicious side dish a beautiful magenta, the beets in this recipe contain betalains pigments, which help lower inflammation. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Swiss Chard and Beets," 7 Jan. 2019 Still, nothing can quite beat a good statement lip—the soon-to-be bride knows a thing or two about choosing a Kool Aid bright lipstick and can often be seen in electrifying shades of magenta, cherry or deep plum. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Bold Beauty Looks Only Priyanka Chopra Could Wear Down the Wedding Aisle," 1 Dec. 2018 The birthday girl wore not one, but two outfits: a magenta cut-out dress by Peter Dundas, and a sparkly pink romper. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Crazy Details from Kylie Jenner’s 21st Birthday Party," 10 Aug. 2018 Deep blues, electric magentas, and delicate shades of sage—all from various flowers, roots, and a thousand other secret sources. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Gigi Burris Finds Muses, Monkeys, and Major Inspiration in Panama," 19 July 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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The first known use of magenta was in 1860

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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


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