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Magenta vs. Pink

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Main Difference

The main difference between Magenta and Pink is that the Magenta is a color visible between red and purple; subtractive (CMY) primary color and Pink is a any of the colors between bluish red (purple) and red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation.

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  • Magenta (noun)

    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.

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  • Magenta (adjective)

    having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.

  • Pink (noun)

    The common minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus}. from 15th c.

  • Pink (noun)

    A young Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, before it becomes a smolt; a parr. from 17th c.

  • Pink (noun)

    A narrow boat. from 15th c.

  • Pink (noun)

    A stab.

  • Pink (noun)

    Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations. from 16th c.

    "This garden in particular has a beautiful bed of pinks."

  • Pink (noun)

    A perfect example; excellence, perfection; the embodiment of some quality. from 16th c.

    "Your hat, madam, is the very pink of fashion."

  • Pink (noun)

    The colour of this flower, between red and white; pale red. from 17th c.

    "My new dress is a wonderful shade of pink."

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  • Pink (noun)

    Hunting pink; scarlet, as worn by hunters. from 18th c.

  • Pink (noun)

    One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 6 points. from 19th c.

    "Oh dear, he's left himself snookered behind the pink."

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (verb)

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

  • Pink (verb)

    To prick with a sword.

  • Pink (verb)

    To wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule.

  • Pink (verb)

    To choose; to cull; to pick out.

  • Pink (verb)

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

  • Pink (verb)

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

  • Pink (verb)

    To wink; to blink.

  • Pink (adjective)

    Having a colour between red and white; pale red.

  • Pink (adjective)

    Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.

  • Pink (adjective)

    Having conjunctivitis.

  • Pink (adjective)

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

  • Pink (adjective)

    Relating to women or girls.

    "pink-collar; pink job"

  • Pink (adjective)

    Relating to homosexuals as a group within society.

    "the pink economy"

    "pink dollar; pink pound"

  • Pink (adjective)

    Half-shut; winking.

Wiktionary
  • Magenta (noun)

    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"

  • Magenta (noun)

    the dye fuchsin.

  • Pink (adjective)

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

    "her face was pink with embarrassment"

    "bright pink lipstick"

  • Pink (adjective)

    (of wine) rosé.

  • Pink (adjective)

    having or showing left-wing tendencies

    "pink politicians"

  • Pink (adjective)

    of or associated with homosexuals

    "a boom in the pink economy"

    "the pink pound"

  • Pink (noun)

    pink colour, pigment, or material

    "soft pastel shades of pink and blue"

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (noun)

    the pink ball in snooker.

  • Pink (noun)

    rosé wine.

  • Pink (noun)

    the best condition or degree

    "the economy is not in the pink of health"

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (verb)

    become pink

    "Cheryl's cheeks pinked with sudden excitement"

  • Pink (verb)

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

    "McFowler pinked every sheep and never drew blood"

  • Pink (verb)

    cut a scalloped or zigzag edge on

    "I pinked the edge of the fabric"

  • Pink (verb)

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

    "Bernstein pinked him in the arm"

  • Pink (verb)

    decorate

    "April pinked the earth with flowers"

  • Pink (verb)

    (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"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Magenta (noun)

    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.

  • Magenta (noun)

    The purplish-red color of magenta.

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (noun)

    A stab.

  • Pink (noun)

    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.

  • Pink (noun)

    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.

  • Pink (noun)

    Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something.

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (verb)

    To wink; to blink.

  • Pink (adjective)

    Half-shut; winking.

  • Pink (adjective)

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

  • Pink

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

  • Pink

    To stab; to pierce as with a sword.

  • Pink

    To choose; to cull; to pick out.

Webster Dictionary
  • Magenta (noun)

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

  • Magenta (noun)

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

  • Magenta (adjective)

    deep purplish red

  • Pink (noun)

    a light shade of red

  • Pink (noun)

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

  • Pink (verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface;

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  • Pink (verb)

    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"

  • Pink (verb)

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

  • Pink (adjective)

    of a light shade of red

Princeton's WordNet

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