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Magenta vs. Pink

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Magentanoun

A light purple, purplish-red, or pinkish purple colour obtained by mixing red and blue light (thus a secondary colour), but primary in the CMYK colour system used in printing.

Pinknoun

(regional) The common minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus}.

Magentaadjective

having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.

Pinknoun

(regional) A young Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, before it becomes a smolt; a parr.

Magentanoun

An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; - so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsin, fuchsine, roseïne, etc.

Pinknoun

A narrow boat.

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Magentanoun

The purplish-red color of magenta.

Pinknoun

A stab.

Magentanoun

a dark purple-red; the dye was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta

Pinknoun

Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations.

‘This garden in particular has a beautiful bed of pinks.’;

Magentanoun

a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I

Pinknoun

(dated) A perfect example; excellence, perfection; the embodiment of some quality.

‘Your hat, madam, is the very pink of fashion.’;

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Magentaadjective

deep purplish red

Pinknoun

The colour of this flower, between red and white; pale red.

‘My new dress is a wonderful shade of pink.’;

Magentanoun

a light mauvish-crimson which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to green

‘a short magenta dress’; ‘bright pink double flowers each lined in dark magenta’;

Pinknoun

Hunting pink; scarlet, as worn by hunters.

Magentanoun

the dye fuchsin.

Pinknoun

(snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 6 points.

‘Oh dear, he's left himself snookered behind the pink.’;

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Magenta

Magenta () is a color that is variously defined as purplish-red, reddish-purple or mauvish-crimson. On color wheels of the RGB (additive) and CMY (subtractive) color models, it is located exactly midway between red and blue.

Pinknoun

(slang) An unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare babbitt, bourgeoisie.

Pinkverb

To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe.

Pinkverb

To prick with a sword.

Pinkverb

To wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule.

Pinkverb

To choose; to cull; to pick out.

Pinkverb

(transitive) To turn (a topaz or other gemstone) pink by the application of heat; (more generally) to turn something pink.

Pinkverb

(of a motor car) To emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set ignition timing for the fuel used (in a spark ignition engine).

Pinkverb

(obsolete) To wink; to blink.

Pinkadjective

Having a colour between red and white; pale red.

Pinkadjective

Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.

Pinkadjective

Having conjunctivitis.

Pinkadjective

(obsolete) By comparison to red (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko.

Pinkadjective

(informal) Relating to women or girls.

‘pink-collar; pink job’;

Pinkadjective

(informal) Relating to homosexuals as a group within society.

‘the pink economy’; ‘pink dollar; pink pound’;

Pinkadjective

(obsolete) Half-shut; winking.

Pinknoun

A vessel with a very narrow stern; - called also pinky.

Pinknoun

A stab.

Pinknoun

A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx.

Pinknoun

A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; - so called from the common color of the flower.

Pinknoun

Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something.

Pinknoun

The European minnow; - so called from the color of its abdomen in summer.

Pinkverb

To wink; to blink.

Pinkverb

To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles.

Pinkverb

To stab; to pierce as with a sword.

Pinkverb

To choose; to cull; to pick out.

Pinkadjective

Half-shut; winking.

Pinkadjective

Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.

Pinknoun

a light shade of red

Pinknoun

any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers

Pinkverb

make light, repeated taps on a surface;

‘he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently’;

Pinkverb

sound like a car engine that is firing too early;

‘the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline’; ‘The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded’;

Pinkverb

cut in a zig-zag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing

Pinkadjective

of a light shade of red

Pinkadjective

of a colour intermediate between red and white, as of coral or salmon

‘her face was pink with embarrassment’; ‘bright pink lipstick’;

Pinkadjective

(of wine) rosé.

Pinkadjective

having or showing left-wing tendencies

‘pink politicians’;

Pinkadjective

of or associated with homosexuals

‘a boom in the pink economy’; ‘the pink pound’;

Pinknoun

pink colour, pigment, or material

‘soft pastel shades of pink and blue’;

Pinknoun

the scarlet jacket worn by fox-hunters or the material from which this is made.

Pinknoun

the pink ball in snooker.

Pinknoun

rosé wine.

Pinknoun

the best condition or degree

‘the economy is not in the pink of health’;

Pinknoun

a herbaceous Eurasian plant with sweet-smelling pink or white flowers and slender, typically grey-green leaves.

Pinknoun

a small square-rigged sailing ship, typically with a narrow, overhanging stern.

Pinknoun

a yellowish lake pigment made by combining vegetable colouring matter with a white base.

Pinkverb

become pink

‘Cheryl's cheeks pinked with sudden excitement’;

Pinkverb

shear (a sheep) so closely that the colour of the skin is visible

‘McFowler pinked every sheep and never drew blood’;

Pinkverb

cut a scalloped or zigzag edge on

‘I pinked the edge of the fabric’;

Pinkverb

wound or nick (someone) slightly with a weapon or missile

‘Bernstein pinked him in the arm’;

Pinkverb

decorate

‘April pinked the earth with flowers’;

Pinkverb

(of a vehicle engine) make a series of rattling sounds as a result of over-rapid combustion of the fuel–air mixture in the cylinders

‘the car was inclined to pink slightly in accelerating from a low engine speed’;

Pink

Pink is a color that is a pale tint of red and is named after a flower of the same name. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century.

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