Definitions for paletteˈpæl ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•etteˈpæl ɪt(n.)

  1. a thin, usu. oval or oblong board or tablet used by painters for holding and mixing colors.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. the set of colors on such a board.

    Category: Fine Arts

  3. the range of colors used by a particular artist.

    Category: Fine Arts

  4. the variety of techniques or range of any art:

    a composer's musical palette.

  5. the complete range of colors made available by a computer graphics card, from which a user or program may choose those to be displayed.

    Category: Computers

Origin of palette:

1615–25; < F, MF < It paletta, dim. of pala shovel < L pāla]

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palette, pallet(noun)

    the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

  2. palette, pallet(noun)

    board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used

  3. pallette, palette(noun)

    one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor


  1. palette(Noun)

    A thin board on which a painter lays and mixes colours.

  2. palette(Noun)

    The range of colors in a given work or item or body of work.

  3. palette(Noun)

    A visual selection of colours, tools, commands, etc.

  4. palette(Noun)

    A plate of armour covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.

  5. Origin: From palette

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palette(noun)

    a thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter lays and mixes his pigments

  2. Palette(noun)

    one of the plates covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows

  3. Palette(noun)

    a breastplate for a breast drill


  1. Palette

    In computer graphics, a palette is either a given, finite set of colors for the management of digital images, or a small on-screen graphical element for choosing from a limited set of choices, not necessarily colors. Depending on the context the term palette and related terms such as Web palette and RGB palette, for example, can have somewhat different meanings.

Anagrams of palette

  1. peltate

Translations for palette

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small flat piece of wood etc, with a hole for the thumb, on which an artist mixes his colours.

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