Definition of colour wash in English:

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colour wash

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noun

[mass noun]
Coloured distemper.
Example sentences
  • Using a combination of line drawing and colour wash, Larkin observes the movements of a variety of urban characters.
  • Standing at arm's length from the wall, brush the light colour wash over the walls in a haphazard way.
  • There are two techniques for color wash application: sponge or brush.

verb

(colour-wash) [with object]
Paint (something) with coloured distemper: the wall had been recently pointed and colour-washed
More example sentences
  • Half-rendered, half brick walls can be made charming by colour-washing them in smart paint and planting climbers to tone.
  • The exhibits are for the most part Matcham's own colour-washed drawings, high-quality full-size reproductions of those held in London's Theatre Museum.
  • As a bonus, subtle color-washed drawings by Bob Freeman are used in four stories, borrowed from the original Classic Cars series.

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