chro·​ma | \ ˈkrō-mə How to pronounce chroma (audio) \

Definition of chroma

2 : a quality of color combining hue and saturation

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Recent Examples on the Web The retro texture of the visuals was made possible by shooting with an actual vintage video camera, and the chroma keying of a city night view towards the end is also reminiscent of how artists used to perform on TV. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Watch Sakanaction's New Music Video Inspired by '80s Japanese Trends," 22 June 2019 Navigator color packages are meant to create specific moods with options including rhapsody blue, ebony, cappuccino, dark slate, iced mocha and chroma molten gold. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "2018 Lincoln Navigator: Insanely hot seller — even at $100K," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of chroma

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chroma

borrowed from Greek chrôma "color" — more at -chrome

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The first known use of chroma was circa 1889

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“Chroma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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