[ pol-ee-kroh-mee ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌkroʊ mi /
the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting or architecture.
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OTHER WORDS FROM polychromypol·y·chro·mous, adjective
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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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