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 photogaphs
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

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Other Words from monochromatic

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

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And Fenty’s clothes are definitely modern, with their sharp tailoring and monochromatic colors. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna’s Debut Fenty Collection Was Inspired by the ‘Black Is Beautiful’ Movement," 29 May 2019 To push the look to its kitschy limit, Perry’s beauty team went monochromatic. Vogue, "Katy Perry Is Already Nailing This Year’s Met Gala Theme," 16 Apr. 2019 The singer took a break from her usual colorful beauty regimen and went monochromatic, matching an all-white outfit to eyebrows made of feathers. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Halsey Wore White Feather Eyebrows on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 Runway," 9 Nov. 2018 Kardashian West is taking the trend in a slightly new direction however, with her monochromatic down-to-the-notepad selfie. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Somehow Kim Kardashian West Makes Writer’s Block Look Sexy," 3 May 2019 Dominique Babineaux, @addictedtodom View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dominique Babineaux (@addictedtodom) on Apr 3, 2019 at 12:42pm PDT This monochromatic liner moment worn by model Dominque Babineaux has my heart. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "20 Inspiring Beauty Instagram Accounts Led by Women of Color," 29 Apr. 2019 Mayo intentionally coordinated the brilliant chartreuse eye shadow on Lizzo's lids with her thigh-baring, fluorescent dress to create a fantastic, monochromatic look. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Lizzo Paired Drugstore Lashes With Neon Green Makeup at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards," 29 Mar. 2019 Try getting into the Hollywood spirit with a trick from red carpet stylists: monochromatic dressing. Hannah Miller, Seventeen, "How to Spice Up Your Prom Look For Any and Every Theme Imaginable," 27 Mar. 2019 Markle chose to wear a monochromatic pale pink look for the engagement, pairing a Brandon Maxwell dress with a CH Carolina Herrera Metropolitan bag and Aquazzura pumps. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Just Arrived at the National Theatre Wearing a Pale Pink Brandon Maxwell Dress," 30 Jan. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of monochromatic

: having or made up of one color or shades of one color


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

Other Words from monochromatic

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

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