con·​trasty ˈkän-ˌtra-stē How to pronounce contrasty (audio)
: having or producing in photography great contrast between highlights and shadows
a contrasty image

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His skin has a quite contrasty black and white pattern. Josh Weiss, Forbes, 1 June 2021 My iMac has a non-Retina display and the Lepow Z1 looked much more contrasty and far sharper than the 21-inch LED screen on my iMac. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The Bushnell turned in a decent low-light score, but wowed testers with an aberration-free and extremely bright and contrasty image. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 18 Aug. 2020 The Mavic Air can also capture photos and videos in high-dynamic range, which should come in handy when shooting in very contrasty situations like shooting into a sunset over the horizon or midday shots on the beach. Popular Science, 28 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of contrasty was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Contrasty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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