chrome yellow

noun

Definition of chrome yellow

: a yellow pigment consisting essentially of neutral lead chromate PbCrO4

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Recent Examples on the Web In other van Gogh paintings, chrome yellow is turning brown. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Are the Vibrant Colors of ‘The Scream’ Fading?," 13 Feb. 2020 The industrial revolution brought about the production of synthetic pigments like cadmium or chrome yellows, which artists would mix with oil and fillers. Sophie Haigney, New York Times, "‘The Scream’ Is Fading. New Research Reveals Why.," 7 Feb. 2020 These synthetic chrome yellows are still in circulation and are used in the yellow for school busses, said Mr. Vanmeert, but in more stable forms. Nina Siegal, New York Times, "Van Gogh’s Yellow ‘Sunflowers’ Could Start to Turn Olive Green," 1 June 2018 Rooftops, pennants, pediments, columns, and banners, in flaming shades of magenta, vermilion, chrome yellow, and aqua, as if King Arthur’s Court and Ringling Brothers joined forces and spent too much time in the sun. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018 The colors are what everyone remembers: magenta, as previously seen in Mexico City, plus vermilion, aqua and chrome yellow. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of chrome yellow

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Chrome yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrome%20yellow. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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chrome yellow

noun

Medical Definition of chrome yellow

: a yellow pigment consisting essentially of neutral lead chromate PbCrO4

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