chroma

noun
chro·ma | \ ˈkrō-mə \

Definition of chroma 

2 : a quality of color combining hue and saturation

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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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Dictionary Entries near chroma

-chroia

-chroic

chrom-

chroma

chromable

Chromadorida

chromaffin

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