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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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 Consider pastel monochromatic beauty the next big thing. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Elle Fanning Proves Playful Hair Accessories Are Here to Stay," 3 Apr. 2019 Just last week the Duchess was seen wearing an almost identical monochromatic ensemble while visiting the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park in the UK. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Just Channeled Meghan Markle's Monochrome Style," 9 Oct. 2018 With their latest collection, MAC in Monochrome, the brand has taken six of its most iconic lipstick shades and created a full-face range for each that will make your monochromatic dreams come true. Roberta Gorin-paracka, Teen Vogue, "MAC Cosmetics Launches MAC in Monochrome Collection," 13 Jan. 2019 The groutfit— or grey outfit, for the uninitiated — is the modern take on a monochromatic neutral look. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "5 Chic Outfits that Take the Stress Out of Valentine's Day Dressing," 30 Jan. 2019 Paltrow has long been a fan of the monochromatic look. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Gwyneth Paltrow Is the Queen of Monochrome Yet Again," 9 Jan. 2019 Layered over a Wolford bodysuit, Westwood shorts, and vegan leather cowboy boots by Casadei, the look was sleek and monochromatic while reflecting the ethical principals Cyrus holds dear. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Miley Cyrus Proves Cruelty-Free Fashion Is Fabulous," 7 Dec. 2018

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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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