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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-muh]
    • /ˈkroʊ mə/
    • /ˈkrəʊmə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh]
    • /ˈkroʊ mə/

Definitions of chroma word

  • noun chroma the attribute of a colour that enables an observer to judge how much chromatic colour it contains irrespective of achromatic colour present 3
  • noun chroma (in colour television) the colour component in a composite coded signal 3
  • noun chroma saturation (sense 2) 3
  • noun chroma the purity of a color, or its freedom from white or gray. 1
  • noun chroma intensity of distinctive hue; saturation of a color. 1
  • noun chroma Purity or intensity of color. 1

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Origin of chroma

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90, chroma is from the Greek word chrôma color

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Parts of speech for Chroma


chroma popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chroma usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chroma

noun chroma

  • hue — a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam.
  • intensity — the quality or condition of being intense.
  • glow — a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence.
  • stain — a discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or chemically reacted with a material; a spot not easily removed.
  • paint — a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art.

Antonyms for chroma

noun chroma

  • white — of the color of pure snow, of the margins of this page, etc.; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light.
  • cleanliness — Cleanliness is the degree to which people keep themselves and their surroundings clean.
  • lot — lot (def 14).

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