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dust; powder China ink; ink stick; abbrev. for Mexico
simp. and trad.
(粉墨)

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NounEdit

粉墨

  1. (literary, historical) white face powder and black pigment used as women's make-up
  2. (literary, historical) white powder and black pigment used for painting; (figuratively) painting; drawing
  3. (literary) white powder and black pigment used in the make-up for stage performers; (figuratively) opera; drama
  4. (literary) black and white; two distinct and contrasting things

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VerbEdit

粉墨

  1. (literary) to draw a picture
  2. (literary) to differentiate between black and white; to distinguish clearly
  3. (literary) to whitewash; to gloss over reality