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polychromy

[ pol-ee-kroh-mee ]

noun

  1. the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting or architecture.


polychromy

/ ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊmɪ /

noun

  1. decoration in many colours, esp in architecture or sculpture


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Other Words From

  • poly·chromous adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polychromy1

First recorded in 1855–60; polychrome + -y 3

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Example Sentences

The polychromy of the Doric temple was one of the most important features of its external appearance.

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