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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Blige then changed into a monochromatic pink Ralph and Russo Couture number with icy boots customized by independent designer Angel Brinks. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Here's What Mary J. Blige Wore While Headlining The Superdome," 8 July 2019 Consider monochromatic accents and accessories that coordinate with your space. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "The art of the #shelfie," 8 July 2019 The model has a penchant for body conscious, monochromatic styles, and her latest ensemble takes that idea to its ultimate conclusion. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Meets Her Match in Vintage Mugler," 14 June 2019 Pistachio green has been taking over A-listers and fashion influencers in every form—from playful dresses to handbags, sandals, and full monochromatic looks. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk Steps Out in the Dress (and the Color) of Summer," 13 June 2019 Arriving to the Monday, June 10, premiere of her upcoming Netflix series, The Dead Don't Die, Selena chose monochromatic elegance and wore a black dress that hit just above her knees. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wore a Black Celine Gown to the Premiere of “The Dead Don’t Die”," 11 June 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge turned out for this year's Trooping the Colour in one of classic, monochromatic looks, arriving by carriage alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Was Easy to Spot in a Striking Yellow Hat for 2019's Trooping the Colour," 8 June 2019 The six-bedroom home features an impressive weight room, a garage workshop and sleek, monochromatic interiors that don’t try to upstage the stunning ocean views. Lisa Boone,, "Laird Hamilton has no time for alpha males," 28 June 2019 The monochromatic motif carried through the entire evening, from attire to decor, specialty cocktails to dessert. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: 'It Girls' inaugural dinner party at Saks Fifth Avenue's 51fifteen Cuisine & Cocktails," 26 June 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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