mono·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik How to pronounce monochromatic (audio) \

Definition of monochromatic

1a : having or consisting of one color or hue a monochromatic winter scene
b : monochrome sense 2 monochromatic photographs
2 : consisting of radiation of a single wavelength (see wavelength sense 1) or of a very small range of wavelengths
3 : of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism
4 : lacking variety, creativity, or excitement : colorless

Other Words from monochromatic

monochromatically \ ˌmä-​nə-​krō-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce monochromatic (audio) \ adverb
monochromaticity \ ˌmä-​nə-​ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce monochromatic (audio) \ noun

Examples of monochromatic in a Sentence

It's a monochromatic room with a blue rug and blue furniture. although marble and bronze sculptures are monochromatic, they can be amazingly lifelike
Recent Examples on the Web The contrasting textures and the monochromatic palette allowed the audience to focus on silhouette—though the effect wasn’t total, since Kardashian was still sporting her platinum hair. Sam Reed, Glamour, 6 July 2022 Living spaces and suites feature monochromatic walls, floors and ceilings, creating a seamless effect that is only interrupted by wooden shutters and doors that frame views of the jungle and ocean. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Earlier this month, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber both stepped out in two monochromatic brown outfits—Jenner in a shearling Roberto Cavalli jacket and 16Arlington leather skirt, and Bieber in leather bomber, turtleneck, and pants all by KNWLS. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 19 May 2022 Sporting the same Fuji White exterior as the original, the monochromatic successor is fitted with 18-inch steel wheels and a cross-car beam both finished in matching white paint. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 The singer-songwriter popped out of a giant cake with a massive hot pink bouffant and matching eye and lip makeup — the extraness of the monochromatic look felt like a match made in heaven for the vibrant star. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 2 May 2022 Recognizable images from the original monochromatic music video remained, like the black Doberman and a silhouette shattering into flying crows over a desert landscape. Daniela Avila,, 31 Mar. 2022 Mostly shot in color, monochromatic imagery was used to invigorate the spirit of the iconic television show. Daron James, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2022 Earthy greens and watery blues will also appear in bathrooms, though the NKBA predicts monochromatic applications rather than bold, contrasting uses of color. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of monochromatic

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for monochromatic

Latin monochromatos, from Greek monochrōmatos, from mon- + chrōmat-, chrōma color

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mono·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ ˌmän-ə-krō-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce monochromatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monochromatic

1 : having or consisting of one color or hue
2 : consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small range of wavelengths
3 : of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism

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monochromaticity \ -​ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈtis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce monochromatic (audio) \ noun, plural monochromaticities

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