palette

[ pal-it ]
/ ˈpæl ɪt /

noun

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Origin of palette

First recorded in 1615–25; from French, Middle French, diminutive of pale “spade, shovel,” from Latin pāla “spade, winnowing fan, shoulder blade” (related to pale2, peel2, peel3) + -ette; see origin at -ette

OTHER WORDS FROM palette

pal·ette·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH palette

palate, palette , pallet
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British Dictionary definitions for palette

palette
/ (ˈpælɪt) /

noun

Also: pallet a flat piece of wood, plastic, etc, used by artists as a surface on which to mix their paints
the range of colours characteristic of a particular artist, painting, or school of paintinga restricted palette
the available range of colours or patterns that can be displayed by a computer on a visual display unit
either of the plates of metal attached by a strap to the cuirass in a suit of armour to protect the armpits

Word Origin for palette

C17: from French, diminutive of pale shovel, from Latin pala spade

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Avoid confusion with palate, pallet 1
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