- Word Combinations (noun)
|part of speech:
||a greenish, brownish, or reddish crust or film produced by oxidation on the surface of old metals such as bronze and copper.
The bronze sculpture developed a green patina over time.
||a surface gloss or other attractive quality imparted by time and use to a material such as wood or leather.
||any superficial layer.
Beneath the civilized patina lurked a mere thug.
||an appearance or air derived from long habit or an established role.
They had the patina of old money.
||glaze, gloss, tarnish