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Definitions for watercolor
ˈwɔ tərˌkʌl ər, ˈwɒt ər-wa·ter·col·or

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  1. watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colournoun

    a painting produced with watercolors

  2. watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colournoun

    a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists

  3. watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colournoun

    water-soluble pigment

  4. watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colourverb

    the art or technique of painting with watercolors

  5. watercolour, watercolorverb

    paint with watercolors


  1. watercolornoun

    A painting technique using paint made of colorants suspended or dissolved in water.

  2. watercolornoun

    Any artwork produced by this method.

  3. watercolornoun

    Any paint used in this method.

  4. watercoloradjective

    Pertaining to the methods or products of watercolor.


  1. watercolor

    Watercolor refers to a type of paint made with a water-soluble binder such as gum arabic, and typically thinned with water rather than oil, giving a transparent color that allows light to reflect from the surface of the paper to which it has been applied. It is also used to describe the art technique or medium of creating such work, characterized by its bright, fluid, and translucent appearance.


  1. Watercolor

    WaterColor is an unincorporated master-planned community located in Seagrove Beach on the Northwest Gulf Coast of Florida, United States near Destin. This 499-acre Southern resort and residential community was planned by Cooper, Robertson & Partners, under the direction of The St. Joe Company. The St. Joe Company has owned the land since 1927. WaterColor is located in Walton County. WaterColor homes are based on the vernacular architecture of Southern wood homes with features that include large wraparound or screened porches, wood columns and siding and a metal roof with deep overhangs. Community amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, parks and gardens, shopping and restaurants. Camp Creek Golf Club is available to homeowners for an annual fee. The WaterColor Inn is a 60 room beachfront resort designed by David Rockwell. In 2006 it was rated the #1 Family Friendly Resort in North America by Travel+Leisure magazine. It is the only four diamond hotel in Northwest Florida. The Inn and Vacation Rentals are managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts out of Kirkland, Wa.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of watercolor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of watercolor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of watercolor in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Cokley:

    Trying to apply for SSDI makes doing your taxes look like a kindergarten watercolor painting, it’s well known that you usually have to apply multiple times. It can take years.

  2. Ansel Adams:

    I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

  3. Meghan Markle:

    That poem became this story, christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.

  4. Laura Jaworski:

    Autumn is the time when Nature takes her watercolor to the trees.

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