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pal·ette

 (păl′ĭt)
n.
1. A board, typically with a hole for the thumb, which an artist can hold while painting and on which colors are mixed.
2.
a. The range of colors used in a visual medium, in a picture, or by an artist: a limited palette.
b. Any similar set of elements or qualities, such as musical notes, used in a medium, in a composition, or by an artist.

[French, from Old French, small potter's shovel, diminutive of pale, shovel, spade, from Latin pāla; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

palette

(ˈpælɪt)
n
1. (Art Terms) Also: pallet a flat piece of wood, plastic, etc, used by artists as a surface on which to mix their paints
2. (Art Terms) the range of colours characteristic of a particular artist, painting, or school of painting: a restricted palette.
3. (Computer Science) the available range of colours or patterns that can be displayed by a computer on a visual display unit
4. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) either of the plates of metal attached by a strap to the cuirass in a suit of armour to protect the armpits
[C17: from French, diminutive of pale shovel, from Latin pala spade]
Usage: Avoid confusion with palate, pallet1, pallet2

pal•ette

(ˈpæl ɪt)

n.
1. a thin, usu. oval or oblong board or tablet used by painters for holding and mixing colors.
2. the set of colors on such a board.
3. the range of colors used by a particular artist.
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.
[1615–25; < French, Middle French < Italian paletta, diminutive of pala shovel < Latin pāla]

palette

1. A flat surface used by a painter to mix colors, traditionally oblong with a hole for the thumb.
2. The range of colors available to a painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palette - the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of artpalette - the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
ambit, range, scope, reach, compass, orbit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
2.palette - board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
3.palette - one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body

palette

noun see palate
Translations
لَوْحَة ألوان الرَسّام
paleta
palet
paletta
litaspjald
paletė

palette

[ˈpælɪt]
A. Npaleta f
B. CPD palette knife Nespátula f

palette

[ˈpælət] n
(for mixing paints)palette f
(= range of colours) → palette fpalette knife n [palette knives] (pl) → spatule f

palette

nPalette f

palette

[ˈpælɪt] ntavolozza

palette

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