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

Examples of three-color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The steel model gets the three-color treatment by including gold for the hour markers and hands. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 16 Apr. 2024 To make a simple geometric design: For a two-color design, divide the dough into 100-gram portions; for three-color, 66-gram portions; for four-color, 50-gram portions and so forth. Alana Allred, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 Suzanna recommends a three-color palette for the tree (noting that cream, gold, and green are especially popular at Körner’s Folly). Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023

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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 17 May. 2024.

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