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light and shade

different parts of the character of a person or the quality of a thing: The orchestra's playing brought out the light and shade in the music.
Translations of “light and shade”
in Chinese (Traditional) 豐富多彩,多種多樣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丰富多彩,多种多样…
(Definition of light and shade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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