monochromatic etymology

English word monochromatic comes from English mono- (One.), English chromatic

Detailed word origin of monochromatic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mono- English (eng) One.
chromatic English (eng) (music) Related to or using notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which a passage is written.. Having the capacity to separate spectral colours by refraction.. Relating to or characterised by hue.
monochromatic English (eng) (figuratively) Plain, dull, lifeless.. Having only one color, represented by differing hues and tints. For example shades in a black and white television.. Perceptive of only one color; unable to distinguish colors; total color blindness.

Words with the same origin as monochromatic

Descendants of mono-
mono monoalkene monoandry monoculture monodactyl monofilament monofunctional monogamous monogonal monogram monoid monomethylamine monomicrobial monoparametric monophenol monophobia monoplegia monoprint monorubidium monoterminal monothecal monotheism monotungstate monoxide