One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A light purplish red that is one of the primary subtractive colors, complementary to green.‘bright pink double flowers each lined in dark magenta’as modifier ‘a short magenta dress’
reddish-purple, purplish-red, crimson, mauvish-crimson, carmine red, fuchsia, fuchsinView synonyms
- ‘Most photoprinters are actually inkjet printers that offer six-colour printing by adding light cyan and light magenta to the usual cyan, magenta, yellow and black.’
- ‘When the bureau tested bills with more intense colors, like purple and magenta, focus groups thought they looked fake.’
- ‘The positions of magenta, sepia, lanceolate, and short were also adjusted to reflect this change in the map.’
- ‘As an aside, a mixture of cyan, magenta and yellow should produce black, but in reality a touch of black is needed to get it.’
- ‘These A5 sized cards are based on the eight main colours of the spectrum - magenta, violet, blue, turquoise, green, yellow, orange, red.’
- ‘Two dragons, a bold magenta and a cooler green, pursued each others’ tails in wheels around my head.’
- ‘Fabrics and colours are luxuriously decadent: red felt, magenta georgette, misty grey mohair, powdery blue sheepskin and sequinned fleece knits.’
- ‘Full of silky, pillows, a futon sat against one of the pale, pastel purple walls while her low-lying bed covered with sheets tie dyed in green, gray, purple, magenta.’
- ‘She flipped her poncho onto her shoulders and let the aqua and magenta wool envelope her.’
- ‘The women wore long magenta dresses embroidered with huge black circles; the men were in black suits, except for one - a clownish individual.’
- ‘The magenta, blue, and green lights fell across her gray eyes and brown hair in beautiful patterns, illuminating them with color.’
- ‘On the screen, tall thin models with dark tans paraded back and forth in shimmering orange and magenta gowns.’
- ‘I got four pastel pencils in magenta, imperial purple, dark cornflower and a brighter blue and made some light sketches in these improbable colours.’
- ‘The colours are either rich jewel tones or warm earthy hues, and include: magenta, purple, red, gold, emerald, olive, espresso, chocolate and charcoal grey.’
- ‘The negatives are then exposed successively on film coated with sensitized pigmented gelatin - Cyan, magenta, yellow and black.’
- ‘The dancers are in flat slippers, the costumes are in bold autumnal colours of magenta, orange and dark yellow, and the girls have their hair loose.’
- ‘It has a long flowering period, producing magenta pink blooms with dark centres right through the summer.’
- ‘Painted on top of each are geometric shapes that range from dark green to magenta to off-white.’
- ‘Fake furs are presented in an especially trendy style - in fashionable colours from magenta to lime green and cyan blue.’
- ‘A sleeveless, short robe of magenta with a short turned up collar of a slightly darker shade added a little more color and variety.’
- 1.1 The dye fuchsin.
- ‘The synthetic dye magenta was the next major commercial success.’
- ‘By 1860, the recipe for magenta was accidentally altered by Charles Girard and Georges de Laire to produce aniline blue.’
- ‘The red-violet dye magenta was first produced commercially in France in 1858.’
- ‘In one of the first legal cases involving infringement of a dye patent, Read Holliday was vindicated in 1865 of a charge that he violated the patent of a competitor to produce magenta by the arsenic acid process.’
- ‘Occasionally the dyes, such as magenta, mauve, the bright blues, or Metternich green, initiated the fashion.’
Mid 19th century: named after Magenta in northern Italy, site of a battle (1859) fought shortly before the red dye was discovered.
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