chrome yellow

chrome yel·low
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [krohm yel-oh]
    • /kroʊm ˈyɛl oʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [krohm yel-oh]
    • /kroʊm ˈyɛl oʊ/

Definitions of chrome yellow words

  • noun chrome yellow any yellow pigment consisting of lead chromate mixed with lead sulphate 3
  • noun chrome yellow lead chromate, a yellow, crystalline compound, PbCrO4, used as a yellow pigment 3
  • noun chrome yellow any of several yellow pigments in shades from lemon to deep orange, composed chiefly of chromates of lead, barium, or zinc. 1
  • noun chrome yellow A natural yellow pigment derived from lead(II) chromate. 0

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Origin of chrome yellow

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
First recorded in 1810-20

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chrome yellow popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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