three-col·​or ˈthrē-ˈkə-lər How to pronounce three-color (audio)
: being or relating to a printing or photographic process wherein three primary colors are used to reproduce all the colors of the subject

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-color was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Three-color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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