American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A screening against light or heat.
- n. The lines or other marks used to fill in outlines of a sketch, engraving, or painting to represent gradations of color or darkness.
- n. A small variation, gradation, or difference.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of making a shade; interception of light; obscuration.
- n. That which represents the effect of light and shade in a drawing; the filling up of an outline.
- v. present participle of shade.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Act or process of making a shade.
- n. That filling up which represents the effect of more or less darkness, expressing rotundity, projection, etc., in a picture or a drawing.
- n. graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
- n. a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
“I say, and Brianna stills, the sneer on her face slipping, her expression shading into something different, something fearful and lost.”
“Double bad, since the shading is all over the place.”
“The shading is done by pen work instead of screentones.”
“Willow: There are several women who might be Asian (based on their eyes and slight skin shading), and one image of a black male hero.”
“This pattern of counter shading is used by the military for aircrafts operating low over the ocean.”
“Also, specifically in panel three, the shading is confusing.”
“It pays more attention to actual lighting sources, the depth and shading is good, and I love the night sky behind her (it works * so* well with the next page, too!).”
“And Grauniad was voted reader's favourite blogging term shading out astro-turfer.”
“Think about it: it's in the vendor's best interests for dealers to be crack installers, and the investment in supporting dealers pays off in the long-term shading business.”
“However, it should be noted that a shading is a new syntactic device which Euler did not use.”
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