What does palette mean?

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ˈpæl ɪtpal·ette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palette, palletnoun

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

  2. palette, palletnoun

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

  3. pallette, palettenoun

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


  1. Palettenoun

    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.

    Etymology: [See Pallet a thin board.]

  2. Palettenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Pallet a thin board.]


  1. palettenoun

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

    Etymology: From palette

  2. palettenoun

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

    Etymology: From palette

  3. palettenoun

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

    Etymology: From palette

  4. palettenoun

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

    Etymology: From palette

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palettenoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Pallet a thin board.]

  2. Palettenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Pallet a thin board.]

  3. Palettenoun

    a breastplate for a breast drill

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of palette in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Henry S. Hoskins:

    The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.

  3. Loren Weisman:

    In painting a palette with a wide array of information, before painting the picture of your brand... it allows for the tone, temperature and clarity of your brand, the messaging and the process architecture to all come together in harmony at the same time.

  4. Scott Starrett:

    We needed to communicate that Alexandria was not of the establishment, she was running against the establishment with new ideas and a fresh perspective, so a fresh color palette went hand-in-hand with that.

  5. Helen Anderson:

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

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