Things that are monochrome have different tones or shades of only one color. If you prefer to use monochrome film, it means that you love black and white photography.

Use the adjective monochrome to describe something that's a single color. If you've ever watched an old black-and-white movie, you know what monochrome film looks like. You can also call a black-and-white photograph a monochrome. The Greek root, monochromos, means "of a single color," from monos, "single or one," and khroma, "color." Originally, it referred to art drawn or painted in tones of one color.

Definitions of monochrome

adj having or appearing to have only one color

monochromatic, monochromic, monochromous
colored, colorful, coloured
having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

n painting done in a range of tones of a single color

Type of:
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

n a black-and-white photograph or slide

black and white
Type of:
exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

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