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watercolour

(ˈwɔːtəˌkʌlə) or

watercolor

n
1. (Art Terms) (usually plural)
a. Also called: pure watercolour water-soluble pigment, applied in transparent washes and without the admixture of white pigment in the lighter tones
b. any water-soluble pigment, including opaque kinds such as gouache and tempera
2. (Art Terms)
a. a painting done in watercolours
b. (as modifier): a watercolour masterpiece.
3. (Art Terms) the art or technique of painting with such pigments
ˈwaterˌcolourist, ˈwaterˌcolorist n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watercolour - water-soluble pigmentwatercolour - water-soluble pigment    
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
2.watercolour - a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments)watercolour - a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
gouache - an opaque watercolor prepared with gum
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
3.watercolour - a painting produced with watercolorswatercolour - a painting produced with watercolors
gouache - a watercolor executed with opaque watercolors mixed with gum
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
wash drawing, wash - a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
4.watercolour - the art or technique of painting with watercolors
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
Verb1.watercolour - paint with watercolorswatercolour - paint with watercolors    
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
Translations
vodová barva
vandfarve
vesiväri
vodene bojice
水彩絵の具
수채화
akvarell
สีน้ำ
tranh vẽ bằng màu nước

watercolour

watercolor (US) [ˈwɔːtəˌkʌləʳ] Nacuarela f
to paint in watercolourspintar a la acuarela

watercolour

[ˈwɔːtərkʌlər] (British) watercolor (US)
naquarelle f watercolours
nplcouleurs fpl pour aquarellewater-cooled [ˈwɔːtərkuːld] adjà refroidissement par eauwater cooler nfontaine f à eau

watercolour

watercolor (Am) [ˈwɔːtəˌkʌləʳ] n (picture) → acquerello; (paints) watercolours nplacquerelli mpl

watercolour

لَوْنٌ مَائِيّ vodová barva vandfarve Wasserfarbe νερομπογιά acuarela vesiväri aquarelle vodene bojice acquarello 水彩絵の具 수채화 aquarel vannfarge akwarela aguarela, aquarela акварель akvarell สีน้ำ suluboya tranh vẽ bằng màu nước 水彩画
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