- a slight variation or difference of color, character, etc.
- the act of a person or thing that shades.
- the representation of the different values of color or light and dark in a painting or drawing.
Origin of shading
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Examples from the Web for shadings
We hang on the shadings of the famous Consumer Confidence Index, but how much of it is drug-induced?Anti-Depressant Nation
October 5, 2008
Everywhere he sees the shadings, the blending of the meaning of words.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Does the artist use his colors in proper tones and shadings?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10
Charles Herbert Sylvester
Of course, differences of temperament and shadings of opinion exist.Syndicalism in France
With every changing angle of the sun the colors and shadings also changed.
Deep, full colors are less affected by the shadings in artificial illuminants than lighter tones of the same color.Color Value
C. R. Clifford
- the graded areas of tone, lines, dots, etc, indicating light and dark in a painting or drawing
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