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hue1

[hyoo or, often, yoo] /hyu or, often, yu/
noun
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.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English hewe, Old English hīw form, appearance, color; cognate with Old Norse hȳ bird's down, Swedish hy skin, complexion, Gothic hiwi form, appearance; akin to Old English hār gray (see hoar)
Related forms
hueless, adjective

hue2

[hyoo] /hyu/
noun
1.
outcry, as of pursuers; clamor.
Origin
1200-50; Middle English hu(e) < Middle French: a hoot, outcry (whence huer to hoot, cry out)

Hué

[hwey] /ʰweɪ/
noun
1.
a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam.
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Examples from the web for hue
  • Every light source has a slight hue or color cast to it.
  • Blocks of color, either the same hue or different ones of about equal tonal value, can lend depth.
  • Bales of money, immigrants of every color, fashions of every hue.
  • As this stunning risotto simmers, it takes on a beautiful red hue.
  • Some indirect sunlight still pierces through to give the moon its eerie hue.
  • Somewhat more earthy than yellow corn flour, it takes on a brownish blue hue when cooked.
  • Menacing clouds with a green hue gather above downtown Minneapolis.
  • They notice every hue on the cover of a magazine, every crack in a vase.
  • Kodachrome's red was the hue that photographers using other films could only dream of.
  • The rest of the moon was obscured from his view because of its darker hue.
British Dictionary definitions for hue

hue

/hjuː/
noun
1.
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.
a shade of a colour
3.
aspect; complexion: a different hue on matters
Word Origin
Old English hīw beauty; related to Old Norse fine hair, Gothic hiwi form

Hué

/French ɥe/
noun
1.
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)
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Word Origin and History for hue
n.

"color," Old English hiw "color, form, appearance, beauty," earlier heow, hiow, from Proto-Germanic *hiwam (cf. Old Norse hy "bird's down," Swedish hy "skin, complexion," Gothic hiwi "form, appearance"), from PIE *kei-, a color adjective of broad application (cf. Sanskrit chawi "hide, skin, complexion, color, beauty, splendor," Lithuanian šyvas "white"). A common word in Old English, squeezed into obscurity after c.1600 by color, but revived 1850s in chemistry and chromatography.

"a shouting," mid-13c., from Old French hue "outcry, noise, war or hunting cry," probably of imitative origin. Hue and cry is late 13c. as an Anglo-French legal term meaning "outcry calling for pursuit of a felon." Extended sense of "cry of alarm" is 1580s.

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hue in Science
hue
  (hy)   
The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. Compare saturation, value.

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hue in Technology

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(Or "tint") The coordinate in the HSB colour model that determines the frequency of light or the position in the spectrum or the relative amounts of red, green and blue. Hue corresponds to the common definition of colour, e.g. "red", "orange", "violet" etc. The other coordinates are saturation and brightness.
(1999-07-05)

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