Definition of polychrome
: relating to, made with, or decorated in several colors polychrome pottery
polychromyplay \-ˌkrō-mē\ noun
Examples of polychrome in a Sentence
polychrome pottery featuring designs from the American Southwest
Recent Examples of polychrome from the Web
This week, workers finished installing glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly; red translucent spears, rippled purple windowpanes and swirled polychrome spheres are emerging from pools and waterfalls.
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Origin and Etymology of polychrome
Greek polychrōmos, from poly- + chrōma
First Known Use: 1837See Words from the same year
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