Definition of Venetian red in English:

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Venetian red

noun

1A reddish-brown pigment consisting of ferric oxide.
Example sentences
  • At the very least I am living proof that turpentine, cadmium red, burnt sienna, Venetian red et al are not carcinogenic.
  • Where she used to use a Venetian red stain, now she might prepare a primed canvas with a raw sienna stain.
1.1A strong reddish-brown color.
Example sentences
  • Like most of Sandback's work, untitled, it dates from 1977 and uses seven strands of Venetian red knitting yarn strung taut from ceiling to floor.

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Syllabification: Ve·ne·tian red

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