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palette knife

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Definition of palette knife in English:

noun

1A thin steel blade with a handle for mixing colours or applying or removing paint.
Example sentences
  • In one work, thick dabs of red, yellow, blue, white and yellow-green oil paint applied with a palette knife cover the 10-foot-wide canvas.
  • Often applying oil paint with a palette knife, Scott fills his canvases with irregular squares and rectangles in a rainbow of contrasting hues.
  • In some cases, the artist may scratch or splatter paint, add crayon or brush strokes or apply additional paint with a palette knife.
2British A kitchen knife or spatula with a long, flexible round-ended blade.
Example sentences
  • Using a palette knife or fish slice, carefully transfer each pizza to a serving plate and garnish with basil sprigs.
  • Lift them from the pan with a fish slice or palette knife and place them on a shallow dish.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and pour over the pan juices, OR: turn the chicken over with a palette knife so that the cheese is on the bottom.

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