Definition of palette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpælət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælət//
    Describing art, Art equipment
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  1. 1a thin board with a hole in it for the thumb to go through, used by an artist for mixing colours on when painting See related entries: Describing art, Art equipment
  2. 2[usually singular] (specialist) the colours used by a particular artist Greens and browns are typical of Ribera's palette.
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, diminutive of pale ‘shovel’, from Latin pala ‘spade’.
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