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I think we're in an age where artists really have an incredible range of materials at their command now. They can use almost anything from household items - Jackson Pollock used house paint - to, you know, advanced computer systems, to good old oil paint and acrylic paint.
Bill Viola

Meaning of "acrylic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACRYLIC

From acrolein + -yl + -ic.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACRYLIC

acrylic  [əˈkrɪlɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACRYLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acrylic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACRYLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of acrylic in the English dictionary

The definition of acrylic in the dictionary is of, derived from, or concerned with acrylic acid. Other definition of acrylic is a paint or colour containing acrylic resin.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACRYLIC


allylic
ˈælɪlɪk
basilic
bəˈsɪlɪk
basophilic
ˌbeɪsəˈfɪlɪk
bibliophilic
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈfɪlɪk
carboxylic
ˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk
coumarilic
ˌkuːməˈrɪlɪk
Cyrillic
sɪˈrɪlɪk
electrophilic
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈfɪlɪk
eosinophilic
ˌi:əʊˌsɪnəˈfɪlɪk
Gaelic
ˈɡeɪlɪk
hydrophilic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪlɪk
idyllic
ɪˈdɪlɪk
imbecilic
ˌɪmbɪˈsɪlɪk
killick
ˈkɪlɪk
lipophilic
ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk
mesophilic
ˌmɛsəʊˈfɪlɪk
monocarboxylic
ˌmɒnəʊˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk
neutrophilic
ˈnjuːtrəˌfɪlɪk
nucleophilic
ˌnjuːklɪəʊˈfɪlɪk
thermophilic
ˌθɜːməʊˈfɪlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACRYLIC

across
across country
across the board
across-the-board
acrostic
acrostical
acrostically
acroter
acroterial
acroterion
acroterium
acrotic
acrotism
acrylamide
acrylate
acrylic acid
acrylic fibre
acrylic resin
acrylonitrile
acrylyl

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACRYLIC

benzylic
beylic
brachydactylic
cacodylic
carbonylic
cresylic
dactylic
ethylic
haematoxylic
hexadactylic
hexylic
hydroxylic
macrodactylic
perissodactylic
pyroxylic
sibylic
uranylic
vinylic
xylic
zygodactylic

Synonyms and antonyms of acrylic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «acrylic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACRYLIC

Find out the translation of acrylic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acrylic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acrylic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

丙烯酸纤维
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acrílico
570 millions of speakers

English

acrylic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऐक्रेलिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاكريليك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

акрил
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acrílico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক্রাইলিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acrylique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Akrilik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Acryl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アクリル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아크릴 소재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Akrilik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

acrylic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அக்ரிலிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुपरगलू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akrilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acrilico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

akryl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

акрил
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acrilic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακρυλικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

akriel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

akryl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

akryl
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acrylic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACRYLIC»

The term «acrylic» is very widely used and occupies the 8.526 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACRYLIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «acrylic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «acrylic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acrylic

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4 QUOTES WITH «ACRYLIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word acrylic.
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Ellsworth Kelly
I don't like acrylic because you can't get the density of color. And with each coat of oil paint, the surface gets better and richer.
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Margot Robbie
All your mannerisms change easily when you have inch-long acrylic nails.
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Kiana Tom
I also paint and enjoy acrylic medium; some of my close friends have paintings I did for them.
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Bill Viola
I think we're in an age where artists really have an incredible range of materials at their command now. They can use almost anything from household items - Jackson Pollock used house paint - to, you know, advanced computer systems, to good old oil paint and acrylic paint.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACRYLIC»

Discover the use of acrylic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acrylic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working ...
A professional art instructor offers a comprehensive tutorial in the use and application of acrylic paints, introducing more than one hundred tips, tricks, and techniques for working with the versatile medium, along with step-by-step ...
Nancy Reyner, 2007
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Acrylic Painting: A Complete Guide
Comprehensive and richly illustrated survey discusses painting surfaces and their preparation, lists tools and their performance, provides step-by-step instructions for major methods and more. 125 halftones, 32 color illustrations.
Wendon Blake, 1997
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Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting: Fast, Easy ...
This big guide, a great companion to Lee Hammond?s Big Book of Drawing, is perfect for beginners, showing them everything they need to create a wide variety of subjects in no time with one convenient book, including Lee's helpful graphing ...
Lee Hammond, 2012
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The Acrylic Painter's Book of Styles and Techniques
Or they can be used with techniques unique to acrylics. Instructive and inspirational, this book brings together the diverse styles of seven top acrylic painters to illustrate the versatility and creative excitement of acrylics.
Rachel Rubin Wolf, 2001
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1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: ...
Provides instruction on mixing color combinations for painting subjects ranging from apples and cabbage to skin tones and buffalo.
William F Powell, 2012
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Acrylic Fusion: Experimenting with Alternative Methods for ...
This unique reference book is designed to excite and motivate you to push beyond traditional techniques and to explore new approaches to painting.
Dan Tranberg, 2012
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101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic: Practical Techniques for ...
In this essential guide, experienced artist Mia Tavonatti provides readers with the information they need to render a variety of realistic surfaces and textures in oil and acrylic.
Mia Tavonatti, 2013
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Art of Acrylic Painting
"Discover all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful paintings in acrylic"--Cover.
Walter Foster Creative Team, 2005
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Vinyl Acetate Emulsion Polymerization and Copolymerization ...
Integrating established knowledge with the latest research developments, this book provides the background for understanding the mechanism and kinetics of emulsion polymerization initiated in the aqueous phase and some of the practical ...
Yildirim H. Erbil, 2000
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Acrylic Innovation: Styles and Techniques Featuring 84 ...
Acrylic is often used as a substitute for oil paint or watercolor, but the real gold mine is in allowing the medium freedom to do what it does best. This book shows how today’s artists are doing exactly that.
Nancy Reyner, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACRYLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acrylic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mountain Ranges
Abstract acrylic painting of North Carolina mountain ranges. Colors of gold, green, orange, brown, purple, blue. «Absolutearts.com, Jul 15»
2
Decomposition has critical role in compositions of artist Gall
... to freeze the passing of time in her acrylic and watercolor paintings. ... and the fragility of the watercolor and thinned acrylic paint mediums ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
Medallion Hunt to return to Kingsport
Once the hunt begins, medallion hunters should search for a clear acrylic plaque, with KINGSPORT TREASURE HUNT, an image of a treasure ... «Kingsport Times News, Jul 15»
4
Angry fans break security fence as Sport stay top in Brazil
"Fans of the Avai Futebol Club broke an acrylic panel used as a fence (surrounding the pitch) forcing police to form a barrier as a security ... «Eurosport.com AU, Jul 15»
5
'Talking bench' takes center stage in Shakespeare & Company garden
He also created an acrylic case to hold a miniature computer rigged by Fisher to play verse as recorded by Shakespeare & Company actors ... «Berkshire Eagle, Jul 15»
6
Osagie's Journey in Acrylic
His recent exhibition, which opened yesterday (July 4) at Quintessence in Ikoyi, Lagos is titled, My Journey in Acrylic. The show runs for a ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
7
Stillman-Myers Displays Wide Range at New Exhibit
Corner Barn 2014 (acrylic) is my favorite. We see a section of a barn and a house and a couple trees on a rolling green lawn—an East Coast ... «ithaca.com, Jul 15»
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Global Acrylic Surface Coatings Market to grow at a CAGR of 4.52 …
Acrylic surface coatings are made up of acrylic/methacrylic polymers and have a strong colour retention property and inertness to the outdoor ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
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Beauty Buzz: Hair Sunscreen Is a Must, Road-Testing Kylie Jenner's …
You've long seen Kylie Jenner's dramatically long acrylic nails on Instagram, but one editor decided to road-test the Kardashian-approved ... «StyleCaster, Jul 15»
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I Wore Kylie Jenner's Crazy Acrylic Nails for a Week, and Here's …
Note: Vanity Projects is high-end—the price tag for a full acrylic-extension set with a gel design is between $160 and $200, and a fill is $90. «Allure Magazine, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Acrylic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/acrylic>. May 2024 ».
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