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shading

Definitions of shading
  1. noun
    graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
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    types:
    crosshatch, hachure, hatch, hatching
    shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    type of:
    marking
    a pattern of marks
  2. noun
    a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
    synonyms: blending
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    type of:
    gradation, graduation
    the act of arranging in grades
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