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

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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 True to form, her outfit was all about clean lines, understated embellishments, and a few Hermès accessories, but the monochromatic color palette and unexpected shade added a new verve. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 26 May 2021 Cream blushes such as Tower28's BeachPlease or CoverGirl's Fresh Clean Cream Blush are also perfect for multitasking; just apply all your excess blush to the eyelids and lips with your fingers for a monochromatic look. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 20 May 2021 For a monochromatic palette, Behr recommends pairing Everglade with Russian Olive (N350-7) or Green Power (S340-2). Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 20 May 2021 The new look was first spotted on the set of Pistol in early April, and Maisie has been giving brief peeks at the monochromatic hair-brow combo for the last few weeks. Marci Robin, Allure, 12 May 2021 Its circling reds, oranges and lavenders coalesce into a hazy glow that is both multicolored and almost monochromatic. New York Times, 7 May 2021 The Special Edition package costs $6695, which seems mildly extortionate for a selective reduction of brightwork—especially given that the monochromatic package costs $3270 on the Reserve trim. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 6 May 2021 One of the most monochromatic of Washington families will participate this weekend in an international event that is associated with diversity and a spectrum of colors, according to a Friday announcement. Washington Post, 1 May 2021 The whole family, from the children to the grandchildren, were dressed in statement-making monochromatic outfits that hopefully set the tone for the next four years. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Apr. 2021

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Monochromatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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 monochromatic (audio) \ noun, plural monochromaticities

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