monochrome


1mono·chrome

noun \ˈmä-nə-ˌkrōm\

Definition of MONOCHROME

:  a painting, drawing, or photograph in a single hue
mono·chro·mic \ˌmä-nə-ˈkrō-mik\ adjective
mono·chrom·ist \ˈmä-nə-ˌkrō-mist\ noun

Origin of MONOCHROME

Medieval Latin monochroma, from Latin, feminine of monochromos of one color, from Greek monochrōmos, from mon- + -chrōmos -chrome
First Known Use: 1662

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop

2monochrome

adjective

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

: using or showing only black and white and shades of gray

Full Definition of MONOCHROME

1
:  of, relating to, or made with a single color or hue
2
:  involving or producing visual images in a single color or in varying tones of a single color (as gray) <monochrome film>

Examples of MONOCHROME

  1. <an artist who produces monochrome pencil drawings>

First Known Use of MONOCHROME

1839

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato

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