shading

noun shad·ing \ ˈshā-diŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

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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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