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shading

[shey-ding] /ˈʃeɪ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
a slight variation or difference of color, character, etc.
2.
the act of a person or thing that shades.
3.
the representation of the different values of color or light and dark in a painting or drawing.
Origin of shading
1605-1615
1605-15; shade + -ing1
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  • There is little room for shadings, amicable approachments, progress in the direction of reciprocal enlightenment.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • Of course, differences of temperament and shadings of opinion exist.

    Syndicalism in France Louis Levine
  • Sidwell leaned a bit forward, his face, handsome in spite of its shadings of discontent, clear in the light.

    Ben Blair Will Lillibridge
  • With every changing angle of the sun the colors and shadings also changed.

  • Everywhere he sees the shadings, the blending of the meaning of words.

  • 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 web of life's daily run, with its strange mixing and blending, shadings and tints, is of His weaving.

  • Now he can make roses in their natural colorings and shadings, and buds that are not wholly a dull, dead green!

    Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall
  • Cross-breeding is the great cause of the shadings between domestic races.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
British Dictionary definitions for shadings

shading

/ˈʃeɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
the graded areas of tone, lines, dots, etc, indicating light and dark in a painting or drawing
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