noun Date: 1596 1. a paint of which the liquid is a water dispersion of the binding material (as glue, casein, or gum) 2. the art or method of painting with watercolors 3. a picture or design executed in watercolors • watercolor adjectivewatercolorist noun

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  • watercolor — (n.) 1590s, pigment that dissolves in water, from WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + COLOR (Cf. color). Meaning picture painted in watercolors is attested from 1854 …   Etymology dictionary

  • watercolor — (Amer.) n. type of water based paint; painting made with watercolors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • watercolor — [wôt′ərkul΄ər, wät′ərkul΄ər] n. 1. a pigment or coloring matter that is mixed with water for use as a paint 2. a painting done with such paints 3. the art of painting with watercolors adj. painted with, using, or relating to watercolors… …   English World dictionary

  • watercolor — wa|ter|col|or [ watər,kʌlər ] noun watercolor or watercolors count or uncount a type of paint that is mixed with water for painting pictures a. count a painting that is done with watercolor paints …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • watercolor — wa•ter•col•or [[t]ˈwɔ tərˌkʌl ər, ˈwɒt ər [/t]] n. 1) fia a pigment for which water is used as the vehicle 2) fia the art or technique of painting with such pigments 3) fia a painting or design using such pigments 4) of or using watercolor •… …   From formal English to slang

  • watercolor — I noun 1. a painting produced with watercolors (Freq. 9) • Syn: ↑water color, ↑watercolour, ↑water colour • Derivationally related forms: ↑watercolourist ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • watercolor — water color, adj. watercolorist, n. /waw teuhr kul euhr, wot euhr /, n. 1. a pigment for which water and not oil is used as the vehicle. 2. the art or technique of painting with such pigments. 3. a painting or design executed in such pigments by… …   Universalium

  • Watercolor — Водная [акварельная] краска; Акварель …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Watercolor, Florida — WaterColor is an unincorporated master planned community located in Seagrove Beach on the Northwest Gulf Coast of Florida, United States near Destin. This 499 acre Southern resort and residential community was planned by acclaimed architect,… …   Wikipedia

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