Definition of magenta in English:
1A light purplish red that is one of the primary subtractive colors, complementary to green.
- Painted on top of each are geometric shapes that range from dark green to magenta to off-white.
- Fake furs are presented in an especially trendy style - in fashionable colours from magenta to lime green and cyan blue.
- The dancers are in flat slippers, the costumes are in bold autumnal colours of magenta, orange and dark yellow, and the girls have their hair loose.
mid 19th century: named after Magenta in northern Italy, site of a battle (1859) fought shortly before the dye (of bloodlike color) was discovered.