noncolor

noun non·col·or \ ˌnän-ˈkə-lər \

Definition of noncolor

: a drab or muted color or a color such as black, white, or gray as distinguished from red, blue, yellow, etc.
  • … the furniture is upholstered in fabrics that are natural not only in fiber but in color. … Only a few notes of red, in a small table and a pair of chests, punctuate the range of noncolors.
  • —Joan Chatfield-Taylor
often used before another noun
  • noncolor photography [=black and white photography]

First Known Use of noncolor

1893


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