Definition of cadmium yellow in English:

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cadmium yellow


[mass noun]
1A bright yellow pigment containing cadmium sulphide. Deeper versions are called cadmium orange; the addition of cadmium selenide gives cadmium red.
Example sentences
  • There are permanent greens, yellow ocher, cadmium orange, ultramarine blue and bright yellow - to name a few from memory.
  • He recites the five light-saturated, monochromatic, proscenium-sized drops like a mantra: ‘Cadmium light red, burnt sienna, cadmium yellow, deep blue, and cadmium red.’
  • Methodical studies in a sketchbook show the results of stumbling various colors over a dark red composed of cadmium red and umber.
1.1A bright yellow colour.
Example sentences
  • A shock of red feathers rims the beak like a bonnet, and one of the chicks had a splotch of cadmium yellow on its head.

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