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ˈskʌm bəlscum·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scumblenoun

    the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture


  1. scumblenoun

    An opaque kind of glaze (layer of paint).

    Etymology: Uncertain origin, perhaps from scum.

  2. scumbleverb

    to apply an opaque glaze to an area of a painting to make it softer or duller

    Etymology: Uncertain origin, perhaps from scum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scumbleverb

    to cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color-crayon dust rubbed on with the stump, or to make any similar additions to the work, so as to produce a softened effect

    Etymology: [Freq. of scum. 158.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scumble

    skum′bl, v.t. to apply opaque or semi-opaque colours very thinly over other colours, to modify the effect.—n. Scum′bling, a mode of obtaining a softened effect in painting by overlaying too bright colours with a very thin coating of a neutral tint. [Freq. of scum.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    • A. disjointed
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    • C. frantic
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