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The use of many colors in decoration, especially in architecture and sculpture.
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(Art Terms) decoration in many colours, esp in architecture or sculpture
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pol•y•chro•my(ˈpɒl iˌkroʊ mi)
the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting.
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the art of using many or various colors in painting, architecture, etc. — polychromie, polychromatic, adj. — polychromatist, n.See also: Art
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polychromy[ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊmɪ] n → policromia
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