hue

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

hue

noun \ˈhyü\

: a color or a shade of a color

: kind or type

Full Definition of HUE

1
:  complexion, aspect <political parties of every hue — Louis Wasserman>
2
a :  color
b :  gradation of color
c :  the attribute of colors that permits them to be classed as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors — compare brightness 2, lightness 2, saturation 4

Examples of HUE

  1. We decorated the room in hues of blue and green.
  2. <suggested she wear brighter hues to complement her skin tone>

Origin of HUE

Middle English hewe, from Old English hīw; akin to Old Norse hȳ plant down, Gothic hiwi form
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Hue

geographical name \ˈhwā, ˈwā, hü-ˈā, hyü-ˈā\

Definition of HUE

city & port cen Vietnam in Annam; formerly of Annam pop 211,718

Variants of HUE

Hue or French Hué \ˈhwā, ˈwā, hü-ˈā, hyü-ˈā\

hue

noun \ˈhyü\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HUE

: the one of the three psychological dimensions of color perception that permits them to be classified as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors and that is correlated with the wavelength or the combination of wavelengths comprising the stimulus—compare brightness, saturation 4a

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