chro·​mo·​litho·​graph ˌkrō-mə-ˈli-thə-ˌgraf How to pronounce chromolithograph (audio)
: a picture printed in colors from a series of lithographic stones or plates
chromolithograph transitive verb
chromolithographic adjective
chromolithographer noun
chromolithography noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Arguably still the world’s most famous magician, Houdini is present throughout the exhibition; in addition to several of his chromolithograph ads, one of his straightjackets is on display. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2020 Her movements are captured in a large 1897 chromolithograph for the Folies Bergère by Jules Cheret. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, 20 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chromolithograph.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromolithograph was in 1850

Dictionary Entries Near chromolithograph

Cite this Entry

“Chromolithograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

More from Merriam-Webster on chromolithograph

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.