Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

monochromatic

play
adjective mono·chro·mat·ic \ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik\

Simple Definition of monochromatic

  • : having or made up of one color or shades of one color

Full Definition of monochromatic

  1. 1 a :  having or consisting of one color or hue b :  monochrome 2

  2. 2 :  consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small range of wavelengths

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism

  4. 4 :  lacking variety, creativity, or excitement :  colorless

mono·chro·mat·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
mono·chro·ma·tic·i·ty play \-ˌkrō-mə-ˈti-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of monochromatic

  1. It's a monochromatic room with a blue rug and blue furniture.

  2. <although marble and bronze sculptures are monochromatic, they can be amazingly lifelike>



Origin of monochromatic

Latin monochromatos, from Greek monochrōmatos, from mon- + chrōmat-, chrōma color


First Known Use: 1822

Other Pictures (on film) Terms


Medical Dictionary

monochromatic

play
adjective mono·chro·mat·ic \ˌmän-ə-krō-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of monochromatic

  1. 1:  having or consisting of one color or hue

  2. 2:  consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small range of wavelengths

  3. 3:  of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism

  4. mono·chro·ma·tic·i·ty \-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtis-ət-ē\play noun, plural mono·chro·ma·tic·i·ties




Learn More about monochromatic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up monochromatic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ