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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: monochroma, from Greek, from mono- ( MONO-) + chroma 'color'

monochrome

adjective
     
mon‧o‧chrome
1CC in shades of only one colour, especially shades of grey:
We looked out over the grey, monochrome landscape.
2CC a monochrome picture or screen uses only the colours black, white, and grey [≠ colour]:
a monochrome computer monitor
monochromatic adjective
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