- 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
- 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 monochromic
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.