chrome yellow


Definition of chrome yellow

: a yellow pigment consisting essentially of neutral lead chromate PbCrO4

Examples of chrome yellow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other van Gogh paintings, chrome yellow is turning brown. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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