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English definition of “watercolour”

watercolour

noun [C or U] UK (US watercolor)     /ˈwɔː.təˌkʌl.ər/ US  /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚˌkʌl.ɚ/
a paint that is mixed with water and used to create pictures , or a picture that has been done with this type of paint : I prefer painting with watercolours. He has a beautiful collection of watercolours.Painting and drawing materialsPictures
(Definition of watercolour noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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