I. noun Etymology: Medieval Latin monochroma, from Latin, feminine of monochromos of one color, from Greek monochrōmos, from mon- + -chrōmos -chrome Date: 1662 a painting, drawing, or photograph in a single hue • monochromic adjectivemonochromist noun II. adjective Date: 1849 1. of, relating to, or made with a single color or hue 2. involving or producing visual images in a single color or in varying tones of a single color (as gray) <
monochrome film
monochrome television monitor

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