chro·​mat·​ics krō-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce chromatics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: the branch of colorimetry that deals with hue and saturation

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromatics was circa 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Chromatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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