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chrome

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Pronunciation: /krəʊm
 
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Definition of chrome in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Chromium plate as a decorative or protective finish on motor-vehicle fittings and other objects: [as modifier]: a chrome bumper
More example sentences
  • The tiled bathrooms have been finished with chrome fittings and each apartment has a modern, individually designed fitted kitchen with extractor unit.
  • The body is all steel and has the original chrome bumpers, grille, and mirrors.
  • Made in a multitude of styles and configurations, they're finished in chrome, platinum, matte platinum, and brass.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting compounds or alloys of chromium: chrome dyes
More example sentences
  • Many chrome dyes are normal acid azo dyes containing hydroxyl or amino substituents in the ortho position to the azo linkage.
1.2 short for chrome yellow.

Origin

early 19th century: from French, from Greek khrōma 'colour' (some chromium compounds having brilliant colours).

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