Magenta definition

mə-jĕntə
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A purplish red, one of the subtractive primary colors.
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A purplish red, one of the subtractive primary colors.
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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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Having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.
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A town in Northern Italy, site of the Battle of Magenta after which the color magenta was named.
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Purplish red.
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Purplish-red.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
magenta
Plural:
magentas

Origin of magenta

  • After Magenta , a town of northwest Italy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named in 1859 by Edward Chambers Nicholson after the Battle of Magenta, fought earlier that year.

    From Wiktionary