Noun(1) a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta(2) a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
Adjective(1) of deep purplish red
(1) It has a long flowering period, producing magenta pink blooms with dark centres right through the summer.(2) On the screen, tall thin models with dark tans paraded back and forth in shimmering orange and magenta gowns.(3) She flipped her poncho onto her shoulders and let the aqua and magenta wool envelope her.(4) Most photoprinters are actually inkjet printers that offer six-colour printing by adding light cyan and light magenta to the usual cyan, magenta , yellow and black.(5) A sleeveless, short robe of magenta with a short turned up collar of a slightly darker shade added a little more color and variety.(6) The negatives are then exposed successively on film coated with sensitized pigmented gelatin - Cyan, magenta , yellow and black.(7) Painted on top of each are geometric shapes that range from dark green to magenta to off-white.(8) Two dragons, a bold magenta and a cooler green, pursued each others├ö├ç├û tails in wheels around my head.(9) When the bureau tested bills with more intense colors, like purple and magenta , focus groups thought they looked fake.(10) a short magenta dress(11) Full of silky, pillows, a futon sat against one of the pale, pastel purple walls while her low-lying bed covered with sheets tie dyed in green, gray, purple, magenta .(12) The colours are either rich jewel tones or warm earthy hues, and include: magenta , purple, red, gold, emerald, olive, espresso, chocolate and charcoal grey.(13) I got four pastel pencils in magenta , imperial purple, dark cornflower and a brighter blue and made some light sketches in these improbable colours.(14) The women wore long magenta dresses embroidered with huge black circles; the men were in black suits, except for one - a clownish individual.(15) The red-violet dye magenta was first produced commercially in France in 1858.(16) As an aside, a mixture of cyan, magenta and yellow should produce black, but in reality a touch of black is needed to get it.