Definition of shading
1 : the use of marking made within outlines to suggest three-dimensionality, shadow, or degrees of light and dark in a picture or drawing
2 : an interpretative effect in music gained especially by subtle changes in dynamics
Recent Examples of shading from the Web
Zeppelin is white with some black shading and was chosen from about 30 available canines.
The new Pro also debuts with a new version of the Surface Pen, which can now detect and support degrees of tilt, an extra layer of control that can be used for shading and similar, subtle detailing in apps that support it.
Veteran street artist Nate1 offers tips on shading and tricks for spray-painting shapes and lines, then has groups collaborate to create a mural, usually of their company’s name.
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First Known Use of shading
SHADING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shading for English Language Learners
: the use of dark areas in a drawing, on a graph, etc.
shadings : small differences
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