Definitions for hueʰweɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hue, chromaticity(verb)

    the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength

  2. hue(verb)

    take on color or become colored

    "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"

  3. imbue, hue(verb)

    suffuse with color


  1. Hue(ProperNoun)

    A notable port city in central Vietnam

    Hue is the capital of Vietnam's North Central Coast economic region

  2. Hue(ProperNoun)

    A Vietnamese province named after its above capital

  3. Origin: From hu, a hunting cry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hue(noun)

    color or shade of color; tint; dye

  2. Hue(noun)

    a predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others

  3. Hue(noun)

    a shouting or vociferation

  4. Origin: [OE. hue, huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu an exclamation.]


  1. Hue

    Hue is one of the main properties of a color, defined technically, as "the degree to which a stimulus can be described as similar to or different from stimuli that are described as red, green, blue, and yellow,". The other main correlatives of color appearance are colorfulness, chroma, saturation, lightness, and brightness. Usually, colors with the same hue are distinguished with adjectives referring to their lightness and/or chroma, such as with "light blue", "pastel blue", "vivid blue". Exceptions include brown, which is a dark orange, and pink, a light red with reduced chroma. In painting color theory, a hue refers to a pure color—one without tint or shade. A hue is an element of the color wheel. Hues are first processed in the brain in areas in the extended V4 called globs.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hué

    capital of the French protectorate Annam, on the Hué, 10 m. above its mouth, is strongly fortified with walls and a citadel.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Locke:

    We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.

  2. Arthur Williams:

    The struggle hasn't stopped, even with a black president in the White House, people of my hue are still the recipients of injustices.

  3. Joseph Nyangon:

    The pathway to building a legacy of fearless influence is not spanned by rainbow hue or prettily lined by daisies. On the contrary, it is shaped by our ability to grow less in our eyes in order to grow more in what we do.

  4. Von Humboldt:

    The mere reality of life would be inconceivably poor without the charm of fancy, which brings in its bosom as many vain fears as idle hopes, but lends much oftener to the illusions it calls up a gay flattering hue than one which inspires terror.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.

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