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hue

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noun \ˈhyü\

Simple Definition of hue

  • : a color or a shade of a color

  • : kind or type

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hue

  1. 1 :  complexion, aspect <political parties of every hue — Louis Wasserman>

  2. 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 in a sentence

  1. We decorated the room in hues of blue and green.

  2. <suggested she wear brighter hues to complement her skin tone>



Origin and Etymology 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


Hue

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

Definition of Hue

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



Variants of hue

or French

Hué

play \ˈhwā, ˈwā, hü-ˈā, hyü-ˈā\

HUE Defined for Kids

hue

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noun \ˈhyü\

Definition of hue for Students

  1. 1 :  1color 1 <Flowers of every hue blossomed.>

  2. 2 :  a shade of a color <I decorated my bedroom in hues of blue.>




Medical Dictionary

hue

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noun \ˈhyü\

Medical Definition of hue

  1. :  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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