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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚˌkʌl.ɚ/
    • /ˈwɔː.təˌkʌl.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚˌkʌl.ɚ/

Definitions of watercolour word

  • noun watercolour A water-soluble pigment. 1
  • variable noun watercolour Watercolours are coloured paints, used for painting pictures, which you apply with a wet brush or dissolve in water first. 0
  • countable noun watercolour A watercolour is a picture which has been painted with watercolours. 0
  • noun watercolour water-soluble pigment, applied in transparent washes and without the admixture of white pigment in the lighter tones 0
  • noun watercolour any water-soluble pigment, including opaque kinds such as gouache and tempera 0
  • noun watercolour a painting done in watercolours 0

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Parts of speech for Watercolour


watercolour popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for watercolour

noun watercolour

  • gouache — a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
  • painting — a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art.
  • picture — a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.
  • poster paint — an opaque, water-based, typically bright-colored paint with a glue-size or gum binder, that is suitable for use on posters and is usually packaged in jars.
  • tempera — a technique of painting in which an emulsion consisting of water and pure egg yolk or a mixture of egg and oil is used as a binder or medium, characterized by its lean film-forming properties and rapid drying rate.

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