white space


Definition of white space

: the areas of a page without print or pictures

Examples of white space in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Antonio Martins’s San Francisco bathroom proves, an all-white space doesn’t have to be boring. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 3 May 2022 All three founders see a white space for brands in Web3. Nimah Quadri, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2022 Their home blends multiple styles: uncluttered white space and warm woods popular in Scandinavian design, the Bauhaus-beloved Wassily chair, and 1980s elements including pastel colors, rounded profiles, and ceramic vases. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Apr. 2022 In the resulting image, her body and face collapse into a white space without depth. Jamie Lauren Keiles Ismail Muhammad Kim Tingley Benoit Denizet-lewis Sam Anderson Jazmine Hughes Irina Aleksander Sasha Weiss Rowan Ricardo Phillips Stella Bugbee Michael Paterniti Maggie Jones Robert Draper Rob Hoerburger Jason Zengerle Reginald Dwayne Betts Jane Hu David Marchese Hanif Abdurraqib Jenna Wortham Anthony Giardina Niela Orr Amy X. Wang, New York Times, 25 Dec. 2021 Once a white space, the market for period brands continues to grow. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2022 Yet for a combined list of influences that seemingly has no bounds, there’s an undeniable streamlined simplicity in the music, an intentional ode to the art of white space. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Mar. 2022 The stretchy ropes crisscross the white space with elaborate spherical structures at their intersections. New York Times, 20 Feb. 2022 The show challenges simplistic, often white supremacist histories of the north as a purely white space. David M. Perry, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of white space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“White space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20space. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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