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polychromy

[pol-ee-kroh-mee] /ˈpɒl iˌkroʊ mi/
noun
1.
the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting or architecture.
Origin of polychromy
1855-1860
1855-60; polychrome + -y3
Related forms
polychromous, adjective
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  • The polychromy of the Doric temple was one of the most important features of its external appearance.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
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polychromy

/ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊmɪ/
noun
1.
decoration in many colours, esp in architecture or sculpture
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