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Hue

 (hwā)
A city of central Vietnam near the South China Sea northwest of Da Nang. An ancient Annamese city probably dating from the third century ad, it was nearly destroyed during heavy fighting in the Vietnam War but has since been rebuilt.

hue

 (hyo͞o)
n.
1. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. See Table at color.
2. A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
3. Color: all the hues of the rainbow.
4. Appearance; aspect: a man of somber hue.

[Middle English, color, form, from Old English hīw, hēo.]

Hué

(French ɥe)
n
(Placename) a port in central Vietnam, on the delta of the Hué River near the South China Sea: former capital of the kingdom of Annam, of French Indochina (1883–1946), and of Central Vietnam (1946–54). Pop: 377 000 (2005 est)

Hué

(French ɥe)
n
(Placename) a port in central Vietnam, on the delta of the Hué River near the South China Sea: former capital of the kingdom of Annam, of French Indochina (1883–1946), and of Central Vietnam (1946–54). Pop: 377 000 (2005 est)

hue

(hyu)

n.
1. a gradation or variety of a color; tint: pale hues.
2. the property of light by which the color of an object is classified as red, blue, green, or yellow in reference to the spectrum.
3. color: all the hues of the rainbow.
4. form or appearance.
[before 900; Middle English hewe, Old English hīw form, appearance, color; c. Old Norse bird's down, Swedish hy skin, complexion, Gothic hiwi form, appearance; akin to Old English hār gray]

Hué

(ʰweɪ)

n.
a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam. 260,489.

hue

(hyo͞o)
The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. See more at color.

hue

  • value, chroma, hue - A color's value is its brightness, its chroma is its strength, and its hue is its position in the spectrum.
  • tone - A color variation with more variations than a shade—having to do with the value (brightness) of a hue (position in the spectrum) or its chroma (saturation or purity).
  • Munsell - A.H. Munsell was a U.S. painter (1858-1918) who developed a color classification system for chroma (saturation or purity), hue (position in the spectrum), and value (brightness).
  • pure color - A color or hue that is unmixed with other hues.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hue - the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelengthhue - the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
color property - an attribute of color
Verb1.hue - take on color or become colored; "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
pigment - acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
2.hue - suffuse with color
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"

hue

noun
1. colour, tone, shade, dye, tint, tinge, tincture The same hue will look different in different lights.
2. aspect, light, cast, complexion a comeback of such theatrical hue

hue

noun
1. The property by which the sense of vision can distinguish between objects, as a red apple and a green apple, that are very similar or identical in form and size:
2. The degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment:
3. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation:
Translations
zabarvení
farvefarvetoneskærafskygning
häivähdyssävyvärivärisävyvivahde
árnyalatszínárnyalat
blær, litbrigîi
color
atspalvis
krāsanokrāsa
färgnyanskulör

hue

1 [hjuː] N (= colour) → color m; (= shade) → matiz m
people of every political huegente de todos los matices políticos

hue

2 [hjuː] N hue and cry [of protest] → griterío m, clamor m
to raise a hue and crylevantar protestas
there was a hue and cry after himse le persiguió enérgicamente

hue

[ˈhjuː]
n
(= colour) → teinte f
hue and cry (= fuss) → tollé m, tollé m général

hue

1
n (= colour)Farbe f; (= shade)Schattierung f; (fig: = political leaning) → Schattierung f, → Färbung f, → Couleur f (geh)

hue

2
n hue and cryZeter und Mordio (against gegen); to set up or raise a hue and cryZeter und Mordio schreien

hue

[hjuː] n (colour) → colore m, tinta

hue

(hjuː) noun
colour. flowers of many hues.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie did not read all this while he watched her feed the peacocks, but he saw enough to satisfy and interest him, and carried away a pretty little picture of a bright-faced girl standing in the sunshine, which brought out the soft hue of her dress, the fresh color of her cheeks, the golden gloss of her hair, and made her a prominent figure in the pleasant scene.
The vast canopy of woods spread itself to the margin of the river, overhanging the water, and shadowing its dark current with a deeper hue.
There was a carpet on the floor, originally of rich texture, but so worn and faded in these latter years that its once brilliant figure had quite vanished into one indistinguishable hue.
So forcibly did he dwell upon this symbol, for the hour or more during which his periods were rolling over the people's heads, that it assumed new terrors in their imagination, and seemed to derive its scarlet hue from the flames of the infernal pit.
The peeled white body of the beheaded whale flashes like a marble sepulchre; though changed in hue, it has not perceptibly lost anything in bulk.
The roof of it was of a purple hue, and trimmed with gold; the house itself was silvery, and the doors and windows red.
Exercise had given a brilliant hue to her cheeks, and heightened the effect of her singularly transparent skin, and golden hair.
After being removed from the ice the flesh-tints quickly faded out and the rosy nails took on the alabaster hue of death.
It was certainly never brilliant, but she would not allow it to have a sickly hue in general; and there was a softness and delicacy in her skin which gave peculiar elegance to the character of her face.
She was before me, constantly before me, as I travelled, in the same look and hue.
The hue of her dress was black too; but its fashion was so different from her sister's--so much more flowing and becoming--it looked as stylish as the other's looked puritanical.
I set his plate to keep warm on the fender; and after an hour or two he re-entered, when the room was clear, in no degree calmer: the same unnatural - it was unnatural - appearance of joy under his black brows; the same bloodless hue, and his teeth visible, now and then, in a kind of smile; his frame shivering, not as one shivers with chill or weakness, but as a tight-stretched cord vibrates - a strong thrilling, rather than trembling.