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color wash Syllabification: col·or wash
Pronunciation: /ˈkələr ˈˌwôSH/ /ˈkələr ˈˌwäSH/

Definition of color wash in English:


Colored calcimine or tempera.
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.


(color-wash) [with object] Back to top  
Paint (something) with colored calcimine or tempera.
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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