from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The aspect of color in the Munsell color system by which a sample appears to differ from a gray of the same lightness or brightness and that corresponds to saturation of the perceived color.
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- n. Color.
- n. The aspect of a colour's hue that depends on the amount of white or black in it; saturation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: In Greek music, a modification of the usual diatonic scale.
- n. The sign by which a note is raised or lowered a semitone; a sharp, ♯, or a flat, ♭.
- n. An eighth-note or quaver, ♪. See croma.
- n. A semitone or half-step, whether large or small. See semitone.
- n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech which consists in speaking so as not to offend the hearer.
- n. The degree of departure of a color-sensation from that of white or gray; the intensity of distinctive hue; color-intensity.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A double sharp, ×, or double flat, d♭.
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- n. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
Greek khrōma, color.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χρῶμα (chroma, "color") (Wiktionary)