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monochrome

noun mono·chrome \ ˈmä-nə-ˌkrōm \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of monochrome

: a painting, drawing, or photograph in a single hue

monochromic

play \ˌmä-nə-ˈkrō-mik\ adjective

monochromist

play \ˈmä-nə-ˌkrō-mist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of monochrome

Medieval Latin monochroma, from Latin, feminine of monochromos of one color, from Greek monochrōmos, from mon- + -chrōmos -chrome

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monochrome

adjective

Definition of monochrome

1 : of, relating to, or made with a single color or hue
2 : involving or producing visual images in a single color or in varying tones of a single color (such as gray)
  • monochrome film

Examples of monochrome in a Sentence

  1. an artist who produces monochrome pencil drawings

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First Known Use of monochrome

1839

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MONOCHROME Defined for English Language Learners

monochrome

adjective

Definition of monochrome for English Language Learners

  • : having or made up of one color or shades of one color

  • : using or showing only black and white and shades of gray



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