monochromatic

adjective

mono·​chro·​mat·​ic ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik How to pronounce monochromatic (audio)
1
a
: 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
monochromatically adverb
monochromaticity 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of monochromatic was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Monochromatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monochromatic. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

monochromatic

adjective
mono·​chro·​mat·​ic ˌmän-ə-krō-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce monochromatic (audio)
1
: having or consisting of one color
2
: consisting of radiation (as light) of a single wavelength

Medical Definition

monochromatic

adjective
mono·​chro·​mat·​ic ˌmän-ə-krō-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce monochromatic (audio)
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
monochromaticity noun
plural monochromaticities

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