Definition of monochrome adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɒnəkrəʊm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnəkroʊm//
    Describing art
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  1. 1(of photographs, etc.) using only black, white and shades of grey monochrome illustrations/images (figurative) a dull monochrome life
  2. 2using different shades of one colour See related entries: Describing art
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: based on Greek monokhrōmatos ‘of a single colour’.

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