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shad·ing

 (shā′dĭng)
n.
1. A screening against light or heat.
2. The lines or other marks used to fill in outlines of a sketch, engraving, or painting to represent gradations of color or darkness.
3. A small variation, gradation, or difference.

shading

(ˈʃeɪdɪŋ)
n
(Art Terms) the graded areas of tone, lines, dots, etc, indicating light and dark in a painting or drawing

shad•ing

(ˈʃeɪ dɪŋ)

n.
1. a slight variation or difference of color, character, etc.
2. the representation of the different values of color or light and dark in a painting or drawing.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shading - graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or paintingshading - graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
marking - a pattern of marks
crosshatch, hachure, hatch, hatching - shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
2.shading - a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
gradation, graduation - the act of arranging in grades
Translations
تَدَرُّج الألوان، حَجْب، سَتْر، تَظْليل
stíny
skravering
árnyékolás
skygging
tiene
gölgelen me

shading

[ˈʃeɪdɪŋ] N
1. [of colour] → sombreado m
2. (fig) [of meaning] → matiz m

shading

[ˈʃeɪdɪŋ] n
(= area coloured darker) → ombres fpl
(= material providing shade) → filets mpl d'ombrage

shading

n (= shaded area)Schraffierung f, → Schraffur f; (Art) → Schattierung f

shading

[ˈʃeɪdɪŋ] n
a. (in drawing, painting) → ombreggiatura
b. (gradation) → sfumatura

shade

(ʃeid) noun
1. slight darkness caused by the blocking of some light. I prefer to sit in the shade rather than the sun.
2. the dark parts of a picture. light and shade in a portrait.
3. something that screens or shelters from light or heat. a large sunshade; a shade for a light.
4. a variety of a colour; a slight difference. a pretty shade of green; shades of meaning.
5. a slight amount. The weather is a shade better today.
verb
1. (sometimes with from) to shelter from light or heat. He put up his hand to shade his eyes.
2. to make darker. You should shade the foreground of that drawing.
3. (with into) to change very gradually eg from one colour to another.
ˈshaded adjective
(of parts of a picture) made darker.
shades noun plural
(especially American) sunglasses.
ˈshading noun
(in a picture etc) the marking that shows the darker parts.
ˈshady adjective
1. sheltered or giving shelter from heat or light. a shady tree; a shady corner of the garden.
2. dishonest. a shady business.
ˈshadiness noun
put in the shade
to cause to seem unimportant. She is so beautiful that she puts her sister in the shade.
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