Technicolor

Technicolor

[tek-ni-kuhl-er]
1.
Trademark. a brand name for a system of making color motion pictures by means of superimposing the three primary colors to produce a final colored print.
adjective
2.
(often lowercase) flamboyant or lurid, as in color, meaning, or detail.
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Technicolor (ˈtɛknɪˌkʌlə)
 
n
trademark the process of producing colour film by means of superimposing synchronized films of the same scene, each of which has a different colour filter, to obtain the desired mix of colour

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technicolor
1946, transferred from Technicolor, trademark (reg. 1917 U.S.), from technical + color.
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