What does palette mean?

Definitions for paletteˈpæl ɪt

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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(n.)

    Hence: The complete set of colors used by an artist or other person in creating an image, in any medium. The meaning of this term has been extended in modern times to include the set of colors used in a particular computer application, or the complete set of of colors available in computer displays or printing techniques.

  2. Palette(n.)

    Hence: The complete range of resources and techniques used in any art, such as music.

  3. Origin: [See Pallet a thin board.]


  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

  4. Origin: [See Pallet a thin board.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palette

    pal′et, n. a little oval board on which a painter mixes his colours: the special arrangement of colours for any particular picture: a plate against which a person presses his breast to give force to a drill worked by the hand: a small plate covering a joint in armour.—n. Pal′ette-knife, a thin round-pointed knife for mixing colours on the grinding slab. [Fr.,—It. palettapala, spade—L. pala, a spade.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palette in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry S. Hoskins:

    The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.

  2. Helen Anderson:

    The baby has a very sensitive palette so they can detect those small changes.

  3. Marc Chagall:

    In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

  4. Maria Roussos:

    For some time now, sandy and taupe textures have dominated, but now there are so many more options in the gray palette in both loop and plush piles, which are gorgeous for the bedroom.

  5. Anu Garg:

    A large vocabulary is like an artist having a big palette of colors. We don't have to use all the colors in a single painting, but it helps to be able to find just the right shade when we need it.

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