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polychromy

[ pol-ee-kroh-mee ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌkroʊ mi /
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noun
the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting or architecture.
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Origin of polychromy

First recorded in 1855–60; polychrome + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM polychromy

pol·y·chro·mous, adjective
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How to use polychromy in a sentence

  • 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

polychromy
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊmɪ) /

noun
decoration in many colours, esp in architecture or sculpture
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