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

Definition of magenta

1 : fuchsin
2 : a deep purplish red

Examples of magenta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 1 Sep. 2021 There are so many — just so many — things to call Gizelle out for, and only half of them are her devotion to the color magenta. Jodi Walker,, 19 July 2021 The flower, which is now available for sale, is a dark magenta, dappled with white flecks. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 9 June 2021 This magenta and white hatinator, $72, with a white bow and flower accents is a classy yet fun way to embrace the stylish trend of dressing fabulously for the track. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 9 Apr. 2021 The video begins with a literal bang as a chandelier falls from the ceiling, but Rosé remains unfazed in a magenta Alex Perry gown, Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket, and towering platforms from Dolls Kill. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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,, 22 Jan. 2020

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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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Magen David


magenta rose

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23 Sep 2021

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“Magenta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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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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