or gray scale

[ grey-skeyl ]
/ ˈgreɪˌskeɪl /


a scale of achromatic colors having several, usually ten, equal gradations ranging from white to black, used in television and photography.

Nearby words

  1. grayling,
  2. grayly,
  3. graymail,
  4. grays peak,
  5. graysby,
  6. grayson,
  7. grayson, david,
  8. graywacke,
  9. graywater,
  10. graywether

Origin of grayscale

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grayscale

  • The many images of the original are inline here as grayscale graphics in PNG format, scaled to 480 or 512 pixels width.

  • The numerous figures from the original are reproduced here as 16-level grayscale images in .

    Steam Turbines|Hubert E. Collins