Definition of hue
2a : color all the hues of the rainbowb : gradation of color the hues and shades of twilight — Colin Clarkc : the attribute of colors that permits them to be classed as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors red with an orange hue — compare brightness 2, lightness 2, saturation 4
Examples of hue in a Sentence
We decorated the room in hues of blue and green.
suggested she wear brighter hues to complement her skin tone
Recent Examples of hue from the Web
In the shadow of a Capitol many view as more frustrating than functional, citizens of every hue and party found unity in the red, white and blue of hats, socks, face paint — and at least one cape.
Soaring Spirits was named to honor the victims of 9/11 and is an outstanding, large-flowered 10-to-12-foot climbing rose with huge clusters of showy swirls and stripes in pastel pink, yellow and cream hues.
Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Trim Tab Brewing Co. $9.99 for a 6-pack (12-ounce cans) Tinted with a rosey pink hue, this berliner weisse boasts tart raspberry and wheat flavors.
Its coastal English town is lovingly filmed in pleasant, pastel hues, and its cute, idiosyncratic story is keenly acted by lead Georgia Groome and a young Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who gives his heartthrob character a friendly, affable appeal.
Royal-blue drapes covered the marble wall behind the podium, the presidential hue forming a striking backdrop for a row of gold-tasseled American flags.
Pink was prominent in all its hues, emerging as interior design’s top tone for the season.
Last fall, Sikhounmuong's second collection for J. Crew's namesake brand flashed a few highly saturated hues and plenty of flair.
Last week, 5th graders in teacher Georgia Siannas' midmorning science class did hands-on work in establishing how leaves lose their green hue and turn into different colors in the fall.
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Origin and Etymology of hue
Middle English hewe, from Old English hīw; akin to Old Norse hȳ plant down, Goth hiwi form
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
HUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hue for English Language Learners
: a color or a shade of a color
: kind or type
HUE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of hue
: the one of the three psychological dimensions of color perception that permits them to be classified as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors and that is correlated with the wavelength or the combination of wavelengths comprising the stimulus—compare brightness, saturation 4a
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