Scumbling
Scumbling Scum"bling, n. 1. (Fine Arts) (a) A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in color, or which requires harmonizing. (b) In crayon drawing, the use of the stump. [1913 Webster]

2. The color so laid on. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster]

Shining above the brown scumbling of leafless orchards. --L. Wallace. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Scumbling — Scumble Scum ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scumbling}.] [Freq. of scum. [root] 158.] (Fine Arts) To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color crayon dust rubbed on with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scumbling — noun An application of scumbling; an opaque glaze …   Wiktionary

  • scumbling — scum·ble || skÊŒmbl v. dim, lighten a color (in painting by spreading a layer of opaque or semi opaque material); soften lines or colors of a painting or drawing by rubbing slightly n. technique of scumbling; application of a thin coat of color… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scumbling — Лессирование, покрытие прозрачной краской …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • scumbling — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of scumble (I) : the effect produced by or the color applied in or as if in a scumble * * * scumˈbling noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scumble — I. transitive verb (scumbled; scumbling) Etymology: perhaps frequentative of 2scum Date: 1798 1. a. to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush b. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scumble — [skum′bəl] vt. scumbled, scumbling [freq. of SCUM] 1. a) to soften the outlines or color of (a painting) by applying a thin coat of opaque color b) to apply (color) in this manner 2. to soften the outlines of (a drawing) by rubbing or blurring …   English World dictionary

  • scumble — /skum beuhl/, v., scumbled, scumbling, n. Painting. v.t. 1. to soften (the color or tone of a painted area) by overlaying parts with opaque or semiopaque color applied thinly and lightly with an almost dry brush. n. 2. the act or technique of… …   Universalium

  • scumble — v. & n. v.tr. 1 modify (a painting) by applying a thin opaque coat of paint to give a softer or duller effect. 2 modify (a drawing) similarly with light pencilling etc. n. 1 material used in scumbling. 2 the effect produced by scumbling.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scumble — Scum ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scumbling}.] [Freq. of scum. [root] 158.] (Fine Arts) To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color crayon dust rubbed on with the stump,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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