follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

primary colour

noun
1.
Also called additive primary. any of three spectral colours (usually red, green, and blue) that can be mixed to match any other colour, including white light but excluding black
2.
Also called subtractive primary. any one of the spectral colours cyan, magenta, or yellow that can be subtracted from white light to match any other colour. An equal mixture of the three produces a black pigment
3.
Also called psychological primary. any one of the colours red, yellow, green, or blue. All other colours look like a mixture of two or more of these colours and they play a unique role in the processing of colour by the visual system
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for primary

14
15
Scrabble Words With Friends