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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Spurrell likes picking up chunky, slightly-hourglass shaped souvenir coffee mugs on her travels, and appreciates the simple monochromatic designs inspired by cities Ace hotels are found in. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Hotel and Restaurant Merch We're Buying to Support Our Favorite Places," 27 May 2020 Situated on three-quarters of an acre, the home features a soft monochromatic palette, clean lines and custom white oak wood flooring. Dallas News, "Victor Myers design ready in Flower Mound," 17 May 2020 In October last year, Chalamet was one of the first to wear a monochromatic suit from Abloh’s debut collection for the French fashion house. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Timothée Chalamet Took His Mom to the Golden Globes—and She Wore Fashion’s Buzziest Label," 7 Jan. 2019 At the end, Cecily Strong watches each of her cast mates fade away in her dream, and wakes up in the monochromatic real world, alone. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "The SNL Season Finale Doesn’t Sugar Coat Pandemic Anxiety," 10 May 2020 Along with the new facial hair, the actor wore a monochromatic outfit. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Timothée Chalamet Debuted a Brand-New Mustache at the National Board of Review Gala," 9 Jan. 2020 Meghan was absolutely glowing while wearing a chic, monochromatic outfit complete with a deep cocoa turtleneck sweater, a matching brown, sleek midi slip skirt paired with a Reiss camel wool coat, and satin, . Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wraps Up in a Chic Camel Coat for Her Return to the Public Eye," 7 Jan. 2020 The hotel is one of the region’s most famous luxury stays; its monochromatic rooms are like floodlit sanctuaries that spill out onto expansive grounds. Nikki Ekstein,, "The Trip to Italy We’d Love to Take When This Is All Over," 28 Apr. 2020 Roosters rocket straight into the pewter sky, cackling with surprise and betrayal, then fall to the ice, their gaudy plumage the only color in a monochromatic day. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "Willow Creek: An Obscure Stream Shapes Life, Death, and Landscape," 16 Apr. 2020

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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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Cite this Entry

“Monochromatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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