- a painting or drawing in different shades of a single color.
- the art or technique of producing such a painting or drawing.
- the state or condition of being painted, decorated, etc., in shades of a single color.
- being or made in the shades of a single color: a blue monochrome seascape.
- having the images reproduced in tones of gray: monochrome television.
Origin of monochrome
Examples from the Web for monochrome
The landscape is stark and monochrome, a burnt yellow scene.‘The Fading Valley’ Brings Jordan Valley Inequalities into Stark Relief
November 20, 2013
He talked about monochrome color-blocks and an absolute positioning of the Fendi image: contrasts with visual harmony.Fendi Spring/ Summer 2014: Karl's Dreamland
September 19, 2013
Spring is planting season, and the prairie, unlike the days of the pioneers, becomes a monochrome green.How 'The Little Way of Ruthie Leming' Taught Me It's OK to Love My Hometown
April 10, 2013
The monotone of the wind and the monochrome of the sky oppress him.A Spoil of Office
All the illustrations, both autochrome and monochrome, are the work of Mr. Coburn.Mark Twain
While some of the works were executed in brilliant colours, most of them were in monochrome.Cathedral Cities of France
Unfortunately, not having the originals, I can only give them in monochrome.Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries
Marcus Bourne Huish
The landscape beneath it is not the monochrome picture most of us associate with moonlight.The Alps
- a black-and-white photograph or transparency
- photog black and white
- a painting, drawing, etc, done in a range of tones of a single colour
- the technique or art of this
- (modifier) executed in or resembling monochromea monochrome print
- devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics
Word Origin and History for monochrome
1660s, "painting or drawing done in different tints of a single color," from Greek monochromos "of a single color," from monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + khroma (genitive khromatos) "color, complexion, skin" (see chroma). As an adjective from 1849. Photographic sense is recorded from 1940.