verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of contrast
OTHER WORDS FROM contrast
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contrastcompare, contrast
Example sentences from the Web for contrast
He contrasted his vices with those of other congressmen who drank or “snort coke or chase women.”
This is contrasted with the human skeletal system, which is classified as an endoskeleton.
Gloriously smooth, full-grain leather was contrasted with hybrid materials.Nicolas Ghesquière Presents His Debut Collection for Louis Vuitton|Liza Foreman|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They contrasted earthy creations made from menswear fabrics with occasional sexy, lingerie-inspired pieces.
She contrasted its timidity with a bellicose anti-Hagel salvo from the Christian-right group Concerned Women for America.The GOP’s Steep Descent Into Extreme Politics and Doctrine|Peter Beinart|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When I saw my poor boys, dressed in their blue uniform, contrasted with these rag-a-muffins, I felt proud of them.A History of the Ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry|Marion Morrison
Never forgiving and never forgetting is a trait of these people as contrasted with the Thoracic.How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Indeed, it contrasted more than favourably with his own quarters aboard the vessel from which he had so recently parted.The Great Airship.|F. S. Brereton
The captain looked at his watch, and went out with a smartness that contrasted happily with his slowness of speech.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
He recalled how she had pleaded for him, and contrasted her silence now.Deadwood Dick Jr. Branded|Ed. L. Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for contrast
- (of a photographic emulsion) the degree of density measured against exposure used
- the extent to which adjacent areas of an optical image, esp on a television screen or in a photographic negative or print, differ in brightness