[ pol-ee-kroh-mee ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌkroʊ mi /
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the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting or architecture.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM polychromypol·y·chro·mous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for polychromy
The polychromy of the Doric temple was one of the most important features of its external appearance.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
British Dictionary definitions for polychromy
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊmɪ) /
decoration in many colours, esp in architecture or sculpture
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