What does MONOCHROME mean?

Definitions for MONOCHROME
ˈmɒn əˌkroʊmmono·chrome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monochromenoun

    painting done in a range of tones of a single color

  2. black and white, monochromeadjective

    a black-and-white photograph or slide

  3. monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, monochromousadjective

    having or appearing to have only one color


  1. monochromenoun

    A black and white image, especially such a photograph.

  2. monochromenoun

    A painting executed in shades of a single colour.

  3. monochromenoun

    A ceramic glaze of a single colour; an object so glazed.

  4. monochromeadjective

    having only one colour

  5. monochromeadjective

    representing colours with shades of gray

  6. Etymology: From μονόχρωμος, from μόνος + χρῶμα.


  1. monochrome

    Monochrome refers to something that consists of or is rendered in one color or shades of a single color. It can be a photograph, image, painting, design, display, or even an outfit that only uses a single color or variations of it. The term is often associated with black and white or grayscale, but it can refer to any color used alone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monochromenoun

    a painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with a single color

  2. Etymology: [Gr. of one color; mo`nos single + color: cf. F. monochrome.]


  1. Monochrome

    Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color. A monochromatic object or image has colors in shades of limited colors or hues. Images using only shades of grey are called grayscale or black-and-white. However, scientifically speaking, monochromatic light refers to visible light of a narrow band of wavelengths. .

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MONOCHROME in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MONOCHROME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of MONOCHROME in a Sentence

  1. Dominic Hodgson:

    If you'd taken a photograph of these parts of Antarctic Peninsula 50 years ago it would have been a monochrome shot of ice, nothing but glaciers. Read More.

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  • أحادية اللونArabic
  • monocromCatalan, Valencian
  • einfarbig, monochromGerman
  • monocromoSpanish
  • mustavalkokuva, mustavalkoinen, kameepiirros, harmaasävykuva, monokromaattinen, maalaus, yksivärinenFinnish
  • monochrome, camaïeuFrench
  • undaah, undaahaghManx
  • एक रंग काHindi
  • սև-սպիտակ, միագույնArmenian
  • monocromoItalian
  • モノクロJapanese
  • 단색화Korean
  • ekawarnaMalay
  • ensfarget, svarthvit, monokrom, monokromatisk, svarthvittbildeNorwegian
  • czarno-biała fotografia, monochrom, jednobarwny, monochromatyczny, czarno-białyPolish
  • monocromo, unicolorPortuguese
  • monocromRomanian
  • изображение, белый, чёрно-белый, чёрно, монохромный, одноцветный, однокрасочноеRussian
  • monokromSwedish
  • 单色Chinese

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