titanium white


: titanium dioxide
also : a brilliant white lead-free pigment consisting of titanium dioxide often together with barium sulfate and zinc oxide

Examples of titanium white in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finding titanium white on even just a handful of qeros has rewritten the history of color, says Marilyn Laver, an independent conservation scientist who has published extensively about titanium white. Adam Rogers, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2021 The portable grill comes in six different lid colors, from funky orange and bright red to the more minimal titanium white. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2023 It was pointed out that these paints are very poisonous and that the white lead pigment can be replaced to good advantage by other white pigments, particularly by titanium white, developed commercially in Norway. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 14 Feb. 2023 The blue is artificial ultramarine combined with titanium white. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 Golden Artist Colors, a paint company in New York, noted the dearth of titanium white could limit the production of mixed blue paints, such as light phthalo blue and light ultramarine. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2021 But around the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru in 1530, the Inca started mixing pigments, including titanium white, into resin and decorating qeros with the bright goo. Adam Rogers, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2021 In 2018, researchers in the United States discovered titanium white in 400-plus-year-old ceremonial wooden drinking cups made by the Inca and residing today in various museums. Adam Rogers, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2021 Ming ceramics are renowned for their cobalt blue–and–titanium white porcelain, which was often produced in places like Jingdezhen in southern China, noted Mark Cartwright for World History Encyclopedia in 2019. Isis Davis-Marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titanium white was in 1920

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“Titanium white.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titanium%20white. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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