chroma key
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • \ˈkrō-mə-ˌkē\
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • \ˈkrō-mə-ˌkē\

Definitions of chromakey word

  • noun chromakey (in colour television) a special effect in which a coloured background can be eliminated and a different background substituted 3
  • noun chromakey an electronic special-effects system for combining a desired background with live foreground action. 1
  • noun chromakey A technique by which a block of a particular color (often blue or green) in a video image can be replaced either by another color or image, enabling, for example, a weather forecaster to appear against a background of a computer-generated weather map. 1
  • noun chromakey The use of a particular colour (usually either blue or green) as a key in a TV studio in order to allow one image to be partially superimposed upon another, seamlessly. 0
  • verb chromakey (Transitive Verb) To modify an image in this way. 0

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Origin of chromakey

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75

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Parts of speech for Chromakey


chromakey popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

chromakey usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chromakey

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