Definition of gunmetal in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgʌnmɛt(ə)l


[mass noun]
  • 1A grey corrosion-resistant form of bronze containing zinc.
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    • Chill cast leaded gunmetals are widely used for miscellaneous small bushes of low stressing but they are, of course, considerably less wear resistant than gunmetal and phosphor bronzes.
    • It became fashionable to own objects in base metal, so Faberge started to use gunmetal, copper and brass.
    • Loose copper bullet casings and gunmetal gleamed coldly in the light sparkling like pieces of ice, cold and deadly.
  • 1.1A dull bluish-grey colour: [as modifier]: the river glinted under a gunmetal sky
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    • The T2 also drops the original's gunmetal colour scheme in favour of a lighter, more silvery look.
    • Slowly the sky turned from gunmetal grey to pale blue - all colour blown out of it - and then, as the sun finally rose above the horizon it was filled with brilliant amber light that caught my eyes in the mirror.
    • I personally love the metallic bluish gunmetal set off against the black of the keys and the matte silver function buttons.

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