watercolor

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noun wa·ter·col·or \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌkə-lər , ˈwä- \

Definition of watercolor

1 :a paint of which the liquid is a water dispersion of the binding material (such as glue, casein, or gum)
2 :the art or method of painting with watercolors
3 :a picture or design executed in watercolors

watercolor

adjective

watercolorist

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Examples of watercolor in a Sentence

  1. a landscape done in watercolor

  2. He only works in watercolors.

  3. We bought a watercolor of the shore.

Recent Examples of watercolor from the Web

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First Known Use of watercolor

1596


WATERCOLOR Defined for English Language Learners

watercolor

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Definition of watercolor for English Language Learners

  • : a type of paint that is mixed with water

  • : a picture painted with watercolors


WATERCOLOR Defined for Kids

watercolor

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noun wa·ter·col·or \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌkə-lər , ˈwä- \

Definition of watercolor for Students

1 :a paint whose liquid part is water
2 :a picture painted with watercolor
3 :the art of painting with watercolor


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