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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. pl. hues
1. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, blue, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelengths of the light being reflected, transmitted, or emitted. 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 hewe, color, appearance, from Old English hīw, hēo.]

hue

(hjuː)
n
1. (General Physics) the attribute of colour that enables an observer to classify it as red, green, blue, purple, etc, and excludes white, black, and shades of grey. See also colour
2. (Colours) a shade of a colour
3. aspect; complexion: a different hue on matters.
[Old English hīw beauty; related to Old Norse fine hair, Gothic hiwi form]

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 ?
These windows were of stained glass whose colour varied in accordance with the prevailing hue of the decorations of the chamber into which it opened.
A PEACOCK spreading its gorgeous tail mocked a Crane that passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage and saying, "I am robed, like a king, in gold and purple and all the colors of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings.
Time had discolored the paper, and had turned the ink to a brownish hue.
The walls are prepared with a glossy paper of a silver gray tint, spotted with small Arabesque devices of a fainter hue of the prevalent crimson.
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.
Ere long, even they were left in shadow--the shadow of the distant hills, or of the earth itself; and, in sympathy for the busy citizens of the rookery, I regretted to see their habitation, so lately bathed in glorious light, reduced to the sombre, work-a-day hue of the lower world, or of my own world within.
There it was of a lighter colour; there it showed spots and splashes of the hue of that brown spot on the ceiling, which the child's fanciful terror had distorted into the likeness of a spot of blood.
The red light had faded from the swift-flowing water, and had left it overspread with one monotonous hue of steely gray.
This young fellow's healthy cheek is like a sun-toasted pear in hue, and would seem to smell almost as musky; he cannot have been three days landed from his Indian voyage.
It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.
Nothing could have altered the rich colour of my commander's complexion, laid on generously by wind and sea; but between the two tufts of fair hair above his ears, his skull, generally suffused with the hue of blood, shone dead white, like a dome of ivory.
Ogg's, which shows its aged, fluted red roofs and the broad gables of its wharves between the low wooded hill and the river-brink, tingeing the water with a soft purple hue under the transient glance of this February sun.