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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
First recorded in 1605-15; shade + -ing1
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  • Everywhere he sees the shadings, the blending of the meaning of words.

  • 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 Louis Levine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Some of the newer varieties have flowers that rival the Gloxinias in shadings and markings.

  • Color very dark velvety maroon with shadings of bright scarlet around each petal; small yellow disk.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
  • Ruling machines are used to make the backgrounds of portraits, the shadings of letters and similar work.

    What Philately Teaches

    John N. Luff
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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