non·​col·​or | \ ˌnän-ˈkə-lər How to pronounce noncolor (audio) \

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 nounnoncolor photography [=black and white photography]

Examples of noncolor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or noncolor: Anyone know the answer to this eternal question? Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Noir at Bergdorf Goodman Is the Perfect Showcase for the Power of Black," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of noncolor

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncolor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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