oil color


: a pigment used for oil paint

Examples of oil color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If applied to a canvas, the paste would create a smooth base layer that painters could beautify with oil colors. Eckersberg, Købke, and their fellow painters likely didn’t interact with the beer. Rahul Rao, Popular Science, 25 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of oil color was in the 15th century

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“Oil color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20color. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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