[ pol-ee-krohm ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌkroʊm /


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

1795–1805; earlier polychrom < German < Greek polýchrōmos many-colored. See poly-, -chrome
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British Dictionary definitions for polychrome

/ (ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊm) /


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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