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Areas and amounts of colour or shine

band

noun

a line of something such as colour or light

blaze

noun

a strong bright light or area of colour

discoloration

noun

an area on the surface of something that is discoloured

dot

noun

a very small spot of ink or colour

fleck

noun

a small area of one colour on a background of another colour

patina

noun

a shiny surface that develops on wood or leather over a period of time

point

noun

a very small area of light or colour

shading

noun

lines or colours that represent areas of shadow in a drawing or painting

speck

noun

a very small spot or mark

splash

noun

a small amount of bright colour

splodge

noun

a large spot of dirt or colour

splotch

noun

a splodge

spot

noun

a small round area of colour that is different from the colour of the surface around it and that often forms part of a pattern

streak

noun

a line or long mark on something that is a different colour from the colour surrounding it

tint

noun

a small amount of a particular colour

vein

noun

a thin line of colour or of another substance, for example in cheese or stone

wash

noun

a thin layer of something such as colour or light

a burst of colour

an area of a bright colour on a plain background

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