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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ruh-mat-ik, ey-kruh-]
    • /ˌæk rəˈmæt ɪk, ˌeɪ krə-/
    • /ˌæ.krəʊ.ˈmæ.tɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-mat-ik, ey-kruh-]
    • /ˌæk rəˈmæt ɪk, ˌeɪ krə-/

Definitions of achromatic word

  • adjective achromatic without colour 3
  • adjective achromatic capable of reflecting or refracting light without chromatic aberration 3
  • adjective achromatic not staining with standard dyes 3
  • adjective achromatic of or relating to achromatin 3
  • adjective achromatic involving no sharps or flats 3
  • adjective achromatic denoting a person who is an achromat 3

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Origin of achromatic

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1760-70; a-6 + chromatic

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Parts of speech for Achromatic


achromatic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

achromatic usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for achromatic

adj achromatic

  • neutral — not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others: a neutral nation during World War II.
  • colorless — Something that is colorless has no color at all.
  • diatonic — of, relating to, or based upon any scale of five tones and two semitones produced by playing the white keys of a keyboard instrument, esp the natural major or minor scales forming the basis of the key system in Western music

adjective achromatic

  • colourless — Something that is colourless has no colour at all.

noun achromatic

  • bloodless — A bloodless coup or victory is one in which nobody is killed.
  • sallowness — of a sickly, yellowish or lightish brown color: sallow cheeks; a sallow complexion.
  • pastiness — the quality of being pasty.
  • cadaverousness — of or like a corpse.
  • pallor — unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.

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