[ mon-uh-krohm ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌkroʊm /
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.
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Origin of monochrome
OTHER WORDS FROM monochromemon·o·chro·mic, mon·o·chro·mi·cal, adjectivemon·o·chro·mi·cal·ly, adverbmon·o·chrom·ist, nounmon·o·chro·my, noun
Words nearby monochrome
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British Dictionary definitions for monochromic
/ (ˈmɒnəˌkrəʊm) /
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
Also called (for senses 3, 4): monotint
Derived forms of monochromemonochromic or monochromical, adjectivemonochromist, noun
Word Origin for monochrome
C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek monokhrōmos of one colour
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