- a gradation or variety of a color; tint: pale hues.
- the property of light by which the color of an object is classified as red, blue, green, or yellow in reference to the spectrum.
- color: all the hues of the rainbow.
- form or appearance.
Origin of hue1
Examples from the Web for hueless
Historical Examples of hueless
Then a cry that ended in a great sob burst from her hueless lips.The Masked Bridal
Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
Either they glowed with color, or they were hueless and dead.The Guns of Shiloh
Joseph A. Altsheler
Madeleine's hueless face was overspread with a brilliant glow as she cast upon Maurice one hasty look of gratitude.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
It always reminded me most of a fog at sea: a ship creeping "o'er the hueless, viewless deep."The Home of the Blizzard
Then you look at the unspeakable poverty, the dreariness, the miles of piles of hueless rocks, and are interested.McClure's Magazine December, 1895
Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
- the attribute of colour that enables an observer to classify it as red, green, blue, purple, etc, and excludes white, black, and shades of greySee also colour
- a shade of a colour
- aspect; complexiona different hue on matters
Word Origin for hue
- a port in central Vietnam, on the delta of the Hué River near the South China Sea: former capital of the kingdom of Annam, of French Indochina (1883–1946), and of Central Vietnam (1946–54). Pop: 377 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for hueless
"color," Old English hiw "color, form, appearance, beauty," earlier heow, hiow, from Proto-Germanic *hiwam (cf. Old Norse hy "bird's down," Swedish hy "skin, complexion," Gothic hiwi "form, appearance"), from PIE *kei-, a color adjective of broad application (cf. Sanskrit chawi "hide, skin, complexion, color, beauty, splendor," Lithuanian šyvas "white"). A common word in Old English, squeezed into obscurity after c.1600 by color, but revived 1850s in chemistry and chromatography.
"a shouting," mid-13c., from Old French hue "outcry, noise, war or hunting cry," probably of imitative origin. Hue and cry is late 13c. as an Anglo-French legal term meaning "outcry calling for pursuit of a felon." Extended sense of "cry of alarm" is 1580s.
- The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. Compare saturation value.