from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The effect that a subject has a longer reaction time when naming the colours of words if the words describe colours other than their own (such as "red" printed in blue ink).


After John Ridley Stroop, who first published the effect in English in 1935. (Wiktionary)


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • The difficulty of naming the color in which a word is printed, if that word is the name of a different color. For example: If the word red is printed in green, it will be harder to say that it is green.

    November 11, 2012