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Definition of shading noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shading

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪdɪŋ//
     
    Describing art
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the use of colour, pencil lines, etc. to give an impression of light and shade in a picture or to emphasize areas of a map, diagram, etc. an effect that is achieved with subtle shading See related entries: Describing art
  2. 2shadings [plural] slight differences that exist between different aspects of the same thing the shadings of opinion found among church leaders
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