monochromical

monochrome

[mon-uh-krohm]
noun
1.
a painting or drawing in different shades of a single color.
2.
the art or technique of producing such a painting or drawing.
3.
the state or condition of being painted, decorated, etc., in shades of a single color.
adjective
4.
being or made in the shades of a single color: a blue monochrome seascape.
5.
having the images reproduced in tones of gray: monochrome television.

Origin:
1655–65; < Medieval Latin monochrōma. See mono-, -chrome

monochromic, monochromical, adjective
monochromically, adverb
monochromist, noun
monochromy, noun
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monochrome (ˈmɒnəˌkrəʊm)
 
n
1.  a black-and-white photograph or transparency
2.  photog black and white
3.  a.  a painting, drawing, etc, done in a range of tones of a single colour
 b.  the technique or art of this
4.  (modifier) executed in or resembling monochrome: a monochrome print
 
adj
5.  devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics
 
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek monokhrōmos of one colour]
 
mono'chromic
 
adj
 
mono'chromical
 
adj
 
'monochromist
 
n

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monochrome
1660s, "painting or drawing done in different tints of a single color," from Gk. monochromos "of a single color," from monos "single, alone" + khroma (gen. khromatos) "color, complexion, skin." Photographic sense is recorded from 1940.
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