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Definition of "alkyd" [alkyd]

  • A widely used durable synthetic resin derived from glycerol and phthalic anhydride. Also called alkyd resin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alkyd" in a sentence
  • "Sylvia Maier , a Brooklyn-based artist, painted seven of the portraits featuring Ms. Brown, using actual cocoa mixed with alkyd paint and wax."
  • "And I use alkyd, which takes about two days to dry, and once it's dry, I then take off the little rubber bumps, which create those little holes with various kinds of white, which is mixed with a little bit of cerulean blue, and sometimes with raw umber or yellow ochre."
  • "Vija Celmins, "Dark Galaxy," 2000-10, alkyd oil on canvas 15 x 1/4 x 18 1/4 '"