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a. A picture, especially a painting, done in different shades of a single color.
b. The art or technique of executing such a picture.
2. The state of being in a single color.
3. A black-and-white image, as in photography or on television.
[Medieval Latin monochrōma, from feminine of Greek monokhrōmos, of one color : mono-, mono- + khrōma, color.]
mon′o·chrome′, mon′o·chro′mic (-krō′mĭk) adj.
1. (Photography) a black-and-white photograph or transparency
2. (Photography) photog black and white
3. (Art Terms)
a. a painting, drawing, etc, done in a range of tones of a single colour
b. the technique or art of this
4. (Photography) (modifier) executed in or resembling monochrome: a monochrome print.
5. (Art Terms) (modifier) executed in or resembling monochrome: a monochrome print.
adjAlso called (for senses 3, 4): monotint
devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek monokhrōmos of one colour]
ˌmonoˈchromic, ˌmonoˈchromical adj
1. a painting, drawing, or photograph in different shades of a single color.adj.
2. being or made in the shades of a single color.
[1655–65; < Greek monóchrōmos of a single color = mono- mono- + -chrōmos, adj. derivative of chrôma color]
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|Noun||1.||monochrome - painting done in a range of tones of a single color|
|2.||monochrome - a black-and-white photograph or slide|
|Adj.||1.||monochrome - having or appearing to have only one color|