from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of scumble.
- n. An application of scumbling; an opaque glaze.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in color, or which requires harmonizing.
- n. In crayon drawing, the use of the stump.
- n. The color so laid on. Also used figuratively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In painting, the operation of lightly rubbing a brush charged with a small quantity of an opaque or semi-opaque color over the surface, in order to soften and blend tints that are too bright, or to produce some other special effect.
- n. In chalk - and pencil-drawing, the operation of lightly rubbing the blunt point of the chalk over the surface, or spreading and softening the harder lines by the aid of the stump.
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