Definition of Polychromy

1. n. The art or practice of combining different colors, especially brilliant ones, in an artistic way.



Definition of Polychromy

1. Noun. The art or practice of combining different colors, especially brilliant ones, in an artistic way. ¹

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Definition of Polychromy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polychromy

polychromators
polychromatosis
polychrome
polychrome methylene blue
polychromed
polychromes
polychromia
polychromic
polychromies
polychroming
polychromise
polychromize
polychromophil
polychromophilia
polychromous
polychromy (current term)
polychronic
polychronious
polychylia
polyciliate
polycinematosomnography
polycistron
polycistronic
polycistronic mRNA
polycistrons
polyclad
polyclads
polyclinic
polyclinical
polyclinics

Literary usage of Polychromy

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1. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1902)
"... the purple mantles, the faithful polychromy of the oriental carpets, the limpid colouring of the eyes—all this photography will never be able to render. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"... variety of the Primrose, Primula polychromy vulgaris, cultivated in gardens for its variously coloured gay-looking flowers. ..."

3. A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1884)
"polychromy. We have now studied Mesopotamian sculpture in its favourite themes, in its principal conventions, and in the fluctuations of its taste and ..."

4. An Historical Inquiry Into the True Principles of Beauty in Art, More by James Fergusson (1849)
"polychromy. Till within the last few years, it was a disputed point whether or not the Greeks painted the exteriors of their temples: sufficient remains of ..."

5. Dædalus: Or, The Causes and Principles of the Excellence of Greek Sculpture by Edward Falkener (1860)
"We must not be surprised then if in their iconic- polychromy they meet - with detractors : for if men have not a correct taste in their own minds, ..."

6. The Discoveries in Crete and Their Bearing on the History of Ancient by Ronald Montagu Burrows (1907)
"The chefs d'oeuvre of polychromy, such as the water-lily cup,1 seemed to him fanciful and arbitrary in their colouring, and offended his taste. ..."

7. Catalogue of the Michigan State Library: United States Documents, State by Michigan State Library (1898)
"Collignon, M., polychromy in Greek statuary. — Powell, JW, Relation of primitive peoples to environment, illustrated by American examples. ..."

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