shading

noun

Definition of shading

  1. 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. 2 :  an interpretative effect in music gained especially by subtle changes in dynamics

1663

First Known Use of shading

1663


SHADING Defined for English Language Learners

shading

noun

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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