being of many or various colors.
decorated or executed in many colors, as a statue, vase, or mural.
verb (used with object), pol·y·chromed, pol·y·chrom·ing.
to paint in many or various colors.
a polychrome object or work.
Origin of polychrome
< Greek polýchrōmos
many-colored. See poly-
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Examples from the Web for polychrome
Historical Examples of polychrome
The screen fluttered for a moment with polychrome colors and cleared.
The principle seems to be that of polychrome painting, also applied in sculpture.
"All right," said Button-Bright; but Polychrome didn't know whether it was all right or not.
"So am I," said Polychrome, bending gracefully to pat Toto's head.
The local Gallo-Romans had used the polychrome lava as decoration.
British Dictionary definitions for polychrome
having various or changing colours; polychromatic
made with or decorated in various colours
a work of art or artefact in many colours
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Word Origin and History for polychrome
"having many colors," 1816, from French polychrome, from Latinized form of Greek polykhromos "many-colored" (see poly- + chrome). As a noun from 1800. Related: Polychromic; polychromatic; polychromate.
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