Etymology
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monochrome (n.)

1660s, "painting or drawing done in different tints of a single color," from Latinized form of Greek monokhrōmos, also monokhrōmatos, "of a single color," from monos "single, alone" (from PIE root *men- (4) "small, isolated") + khrōma (genitive khrōmatos) "color, complexion, skin" (see chroma). As an adjective from 1849. Photographic sense is recorded from 1940.

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Definitions of monochrome
1
monochrome (n.)
painting done in a range of tones of a single color;
monochrome (n.)
a black-and-white photograph or slide;
Synonyms: black and white
2
monochrome (adj.)
having or appearing to have only one color;
Synonyms: monochromatic / monochromic / monochromous
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