the art of employing many colors in decoration, as in painting or architecture.

1855–60; polychrome + -y3

polychromous, adjective
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polychromy (ˈpɒlɪˌkrəʊmɪ)
decoration in many colours, esp in architecture or sculpture

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Example sentences
Traces of gilding and polychromy can be seen on the hair of the figures and along the inner folds and hems of the garments.
The polychromy is even present in the mortar, with pink mortar in the brick and gray mortar in the stone.
It carries no traces of polychromy, contrary to what certain historians have supposed.
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