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Definition of "water-color" []

  • (noun)
  • Painting, especially artistic painting, with pigments for which water and not oil is used as a solvent. (noun)
  • A pigment adapted or prepared for painting in this method. (noun)
  • A painting executed by this method, or with pigments of this kind. (noun)
  • Also used attributively in all senses. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "water-color" in a sentence
  • "Edward K. Johnson (1825-1896) was a self-taught English artist, who belonged to the water-color society."
  • "In December of 1963, realist painter Adolf Konrad planned to travel to Rome and Egypt, so he made a packing list -- not quite the kind of list you or I might make -- Kondrad's was a water-color painted into his sketchbook."
  • "Building towers of plastic cups so Bartlette could destroy them; being an appreciative art critic for Carmen's Q-tip water-color people-scapes (where the people dwarfed their environment); and applauding the winners of Ferguson's Hot Wheels car races."