[ kroh-muh ]
/ ˈkroʊ mə /


the purity of a color, or its freedom from white or gray.
intensity of distinctive hue; saturation of a color.

Origin of chroma

First recorded in 1885–90, chroma is from the Greek word chrôma color Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chroma

/ (ˈkrəʊmə) /


the attribute of a colour that enables an observer to judge how much chromatic colour it contains irrespective of achromatic colour presentSee also saturation (def. 4)
(in colour television) the colour component in a composite coded signal

Word Origin for chroma

C19: from Greek khrōma colour
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