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.
- mon·o·chro·mic, mon·o·chro·mi·cal, adjective
- mon·o·chro·mi·cal·ly, adverb
- mon·o·chrom·ist, noun
- mon·o·chro·my, noun
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How to use monochrome in a sentence
Text is less clear and high contrast on the color screen than on the monochrome one.Boox tablets are welcome options in the growing oversize e-reader niche | Devin Coldewey | August 26, 2021 | TechCrunch
He was monochrome before it was a thing, lime green head to toe, shoes included.
The camera would then transform the images into a monochrome picture made with amber light, and project it onto the retina.How Gene Therapy and Algae Proteins Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight | Shelly Fan | May 25, 2021 | Singularity Hub
For instance, Seattle tends to have larger overhanging greenery and narrower streets, while Beijing is more monochrome and — in the images used for the study — the taller buildings cast long, dark shadows.
In that case, it probably makes more sense to be looking at a monochrome laser printer.Best laser printer: For the home or for your office | PopSci Commerce Team | February 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
The landscape is stark and monochrome, a burnt yellow scene.‘The Fading Valley’ Brings Jordan Valley Inequalities into Stark Relief | Matt Surrusco | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He talked about monochrome color-blocks and an absolute positioning of the Fendi image: contrasts with visual harmony.
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 | Justin Green | April 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
From fishnet-embellished LBDs, to origami-esque skirts and dresses, Jenden succeeded in making monochrome feel absolutely fresh.
Unfortunately, not having the originals, I can only give them in monochrome.Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries | Marcus Bourne Huish
The monochrome of gold behind the gables was drifting into color.Kenny | Leona Dalrymple
His silvery river-views, with all their delicate shades of grey, are almost studies in monochrome.
Once you have found your responsive and sympathetic colors, those grouped together form your Magnetic monochrome.Supreme Personality | Delmer Eugene Croft
Use the colors of the monochrome in such cases as will give you the best vibration, the color that best responds to you.Supreme Personality | Delmer Eugene Croft
British Dictionary definitions for monochrome
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 monochrome: a monochrome print
devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics
- Also called (for senses 3, 4): monotint
- monochromic or monochromical, adjective
- monochromist, noun
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