Definition of watercolor in English:


Syllabification: wa·ter·col·or
Pronunciation: /ˈwôtərˌkələr, ˈwä-
(British watercolour)


(also watercolors)
  • 1Artists' paint made with a water-soluble binder such as gum arabic, and thinned with water rather than oil, giving a transparent color.
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    • She was a life-long nonsmoker and an artist, painting with watercolor and acrylics.
    • There are paintings on acrylic, canvas and handmade paper done with poster colours, watercolours, oil paints and even pens.
    • Besides his work as an architect, Mockbee is an artist who uses collage, watercolor, and oil paint.
  • 1.1A picture painted with watercolors.
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    • Elegant oil paintings alternated with picturesque watercolours, while a number of acrylic paintings enlivened the display spread over two rooms at the gallery.
    • Blackadder is exhibiting watercolours and oil paintings.
    • Family Copies recreates oil paintings or watercolors by using an image from a digital or photographic source.
  • 1.2The art of painting with watercolors, especially using a technique of producing paler colors by diluting rather than by adding white.
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    • There, he has lived for the past 30 years, mastering lithography, oil painting, watercolor, gouache, drawing, engraving, sculpture and ceramics.
    • In the late 1920s he was introduced to watercolour by visiting artist Rex Battarbee, who later became his agent.



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  • When pursuing a bachelor's degree in art, she was introduced to watercolor and has been a watercolorist ever since.
  • Primarily a watercolorist, Dixon also works in oil and acrylics.
  • He was born at Blackrock, near Dublin, into a cultured family: his father (a solicitor) and his brother (an architect) were good amateur watercolourists.

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