watercolor

[waw-ter-kuhl-er, wot-er-]
noun
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 this technique.

Origin:
1590–1600; water + color

water-color, adjective
watercolorist, noun
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watercolour or watercolor (ˈwɔːtəˌkʌlə)
 
n
1.  a.  Also called: pure watercolour water-soluble pigment, applied in transparent washes and without the admixture of white pigment in the lighter tones
 b.  any water-soluble pigment, including opaque kinds such as gouache and tempera
2.  a.  a painting done in watercolours
 b.  (as modifier): a watercolour masterpiece
3.  the art or technique of painting with such pigments
 
watercolor or watercolor
 
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'watercolourist or watercolor
 
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'watercolorist or watercolor
 
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watercolor
1596, "pigment that dissolves in water," from water + color. Meaning "picture painted in watercolors" is attested from 1854.
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Example sentences
Demonstrations of drawing insects through a microscope, watercolor and graphite
  will be shown during the reception.
Watch for views of the peaks, an alpine watercolor framed by your windshield.
Here's a sample of his drawings from the book, done in ink, watercolor and
  gouache.
Visitors will see watercolor, oil paintings and pastels.
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