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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
1855-1860
1855-60; polychrome + -y3
Related forms
polychromous, adjective
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for polychromy

polychromy

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