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My process is really quite organic, and starting a painting is one of the best parts for me. I always start in quite a loose and free way. I often put down one ground colour to begin with and then play off that.
Cecily Brown

Meaning of "ground colour" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GROUND COLOUR

ground colour  [ɡraʊnd ˈkʌlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROUND COLOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ground colour is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES GROUND COLOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ground colour in the English dictionary

The definition of ground colour in the dictionary is a colour on which other colours are superimposed to create a pattern.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GROUND COLOUR


bicolor
ˈbaɪˌkʌlə
color
ˈkʌlə
colour
ˈkʌlə
culler
ˈkʌlə
decolor
diːˈkʌlə
decolour
diːˈkʌlə
discolor
dɪsˈkʌlə
discolour
dɪsˈkʌlə
encolour
ɪnˈkʌlə
miscolour
ˌmɪsˈkʌlə
multicolor
ˈmʌltɪˌkʌlə
noncolor
nɒnˈkʌlə
off-color
ˌɒfˈkʌlə
off-colour
ˌɒfˈkʌlə
overcolor
ˌəʊvəˈkʌlə
overcolour
ˌəʊvəˈkʌlə
recolor
riːˈkʌlə
recolour
riːˈkʌlə
versicolor
ˈvɜːsɪˌkʌlə
watercolour
ˈwɔːtəˌkʌlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROUND COLOUR

ground angle shot
ground attack
ground bass
ground beef
ground beetle
ground bug
ground cherry
ground cloth
ground control
ground cover
ground crew
ground effect
ground elder
ground engineer
ground floor
ground force
ground frost
ground game
ground glass
ground ice

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROUND COLOUR

a horse of another colour
bicolour
body colour
dolour
eye colour
false colour
flour
four-colour
hair colour
local colour
multicolour
off colour
oil colour
person of colour
primary colour
secondary colour
skin colour
technicolour
three-colour
tone colour
tricolour

Synonyms and antonyms of ground colour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ground colour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROUND COLOUR

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

Translator English - Chinese

底色
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

color de fondo
570 millions of speakers

English

ground colour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जमीन रंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لون الأرض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Основной цвет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cor de fundo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থল রং
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

couleur de fond
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Warna tanah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grundton
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地色
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바탕색
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Warna lemah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màu nền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தரை வண்ணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्राउंड कलर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Zemin rengi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colore di fondo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kolor podstawowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

основний колір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

culoarea de fond
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το χρώμα του εδάφους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grond kleur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grundfärg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grunnfarge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ground colour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUND COLOUR»

The term «ground colour» is normally little used and occupies the 131.018 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUND COLOUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ground colour» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ground colour» 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 ground colour

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QUOTES WITH «GROUND COLOUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ground colour.
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Cecily Brown
My process is really quite organic, and starting a painting is one of the best parts for me. I always start in quite a loose and free way. I often put down one ground colour to begin with and then play off that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROUND COLOUR»

Discover the use of ground colour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ground colour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Annals of Horticulture
starry, but fine in quality ; ground colour of a fine violet, well proportioned. This is a remarkably neat flower. Sykes' Complete. — Tube pood; the thrum too much sunk ; ground colour very dark and even, pip round. This variety is very lnte in ...
‎1847
2
The Florist and Pomologist
Another flower of the same raiser as the Sisters Maria and Sophia ; not certainly equal to the former of these, but a very fine flower ; the eye large and yellow, the paste solid, the ground colour a beautiful violet, somewhat similar to the two just ...
‎1861
3
The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of ...
paste, pips stout, of good size and outline, but a little rough as shown, owing to being somewhat out of condition — it is nevertheless a flower possessing fine properties ; and Crown Prince, ground colour rosy mulberry, changing with age to  ...
Robert Hogg, 1866
4
British Poultry Standards
Note the points of excellence – barring practically straight across feather, sound contrast in black and blue-white, barring and ground colour in equal widths, and barring carried down underfluff to skin. Tip of feather must be black. 1A Faulty ...
Victoria Roberts, 2009
5
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, ...
26G.] There are contradictory accounts among the Indians of a species of a cat, which in size and spotting resembles the Cheta (Felis ju- bata). Its ground colour is yellowish-fawn, and the spots are of a uniform colour and full and complete.
‎1840
6
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Apex brownish black ; ground-colour yellowish olive-brown ; posterior circumferential band darker; suture pale, yellowish, or nearly white ; anterior circumferential band pale yellowish at its commencement, increasing in intensity until it is ...
Zoological Society (London), 1840
7
Proceedings
Apex brownish black ; ground-colour yellowish olive-brown ; posterior circumferential band darker ; suture pale, yellowish, or nearly white ; .anterior circumferential band pale yellowish at its commencement, increasing in intensity until it is ...
Zoological Society of London, 1840
8
Rembrandt: The Painter at Work
The explanation for the use of a different ground colour for canvases as compared to the traditional panels may lie in the tact that at the same time painting on canvas was introduced into the Netherlands, recipes for grounds developed in Italy ...
Ernst van de Wetering, 1997
9
Annals and Magazine of Natural History
Apex dark chocolate-brown; upper part of the spire of a pale dull yellowish colour , becoming darker and greener toward the last volution, where the ground-colour is olive-green; an antesutural dark red-brown broad band ; a circumferential ...
‎1842
10
The annals and magazine of natural history, zoology, botany ...
Apex dark chocolate-brown ; upper part of the spire of a pale dull yellowish colour, becoming darker and greener toward the last volution, where the ground- colour is olive-green ; an antesutural dark red-brown broad band ; a circumferential ...
‎1842

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROUND COLOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ground colour is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Colour code: Jewel hue marsala
It is a stronger colour and works better as a subordinate colour instead as a main ground colour in any look "Since most 1970s trends are back, ... «Times of India, Feb 15»
2
Jack Bush retrospective a must-see at National Gallery
“After breakfast I began to paint on the new canvas,” he wrote in March, 1961, “. . . the ground colour is mustard.” The painting is an exuberant ... «Ottawa Citizen, Nov 14»
3
​Ladybirds are invading the UK - and they're carrying a sexually …
Basic description of a harlequin ladybird:• Size and shape : large (7-8 mm or about 1/4 inch), round• Elytra (wing case) ground colour: pale ... «Derby Telegraph, Oct 14»
4
CASA crackdown threatens to ground colour blind pilots
Hundreds of colour blind pilots have been put on notice they could be grounded as air safety authorities consider tightening medical ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 14»
5
by: public works: KITTY HAUSER
Using three colours, he follows the usual practice of Pintupi painting as described by Myers: there's a ground colour, then a circle and radiating ... «The Australian, Jun 14»
6
Fashion archive: How to look good in wartime
... in prints which can be as frilled and as frivolous as you wish, always provided the ground colour matches the serious items in your wardrobe. «The Guardian, Apr 14»
7
Ontario apples rebound in a bumper crop
It's a colourful variety with an orange-red to red blush over faint striping and green-yellow ground colour. Popular for snacking and a cross ... «Toronto Star, Sep 13»
8
Road work slows to a snail's pace
Roman snails, which have ground colour shells, are the largest native species measuring about 50 by 50mm. In 2009 the snails, which can live ... «St Albans & Harpenden Review, Feb 13»
9
Dark moments of self-appraisal
Sections are left unpainted, allowing the ground colour to contrast with the brown pigments in a play of light and dark. But it was the eyes that ... «The Economist, Oct 11»
10
Southern belle: Freesias need a lot of help outside of their native …
They are beautifully marked, the ground colour white with a hint of pale blue which becomes deeper at the base of the flower. The top two ... «The Independent, Sep 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ground colour [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ground-colour>. Nov 2020 ».
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