from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A picture, especially a painting, done in different shades of a single color.
- n. The art or technique of executing such a picture.
- n. The state of being in a single color.
- n. A black-and-white image, as in photography or on television.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A black and white image, especially such a photograph.
- n. A painting executed in shades of a single colour.
- n. A ceramic glaze of a single colour; an object so glazed.
- adj. having only one colour
- adj. representing colours with shades of gray
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with a single color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Painting or a painting in one color, which may, however, be relieved by the use of lighter and darker shades. Compare camaïeu and grisaille.
- Of one color; painted in one color; monochromic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. painting done in a range of tones of a single color
- n. a black-and-white photograph or slide
- adj. having or appearing to have only one color
Medieval Latin monochrōma, from feminine of Greek monokhrōmos, of one color : mono-, mono- + khrōma, color.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek μονόχρωμος (monokhrōmos), from μόνος ("one") + χρῶμα ("color"). (Wiktionary)