- 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
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- 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
Word Origin for monochrome
C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek monokhrōmos of one colour
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