- 1A colour or shade: the water is the deepest hue of aquamarine [mass noun]: verdigris is greenish-yellow in hueMore example sentences
- Color experts discuss the appeal of color and different meanings behind hues, tones and shades.
- By the way, you will find all hues and shades at the fair, except for two colours - blue and black; because roses don't possess the genes for those particular colours.
- The colour theme is predominantly shades of warm hues.
- 1.1The attribute of a colour by virtue of which it is discernible as red, green, etc., and which is dependent on its dominant wavelength and independent of intensity or lightness.More example sentences
- We quantified color using three standard descriptors of reflectance spectra: hue, chroma, and intensity of each individual.
- We drew the image in shades of red by running the color scale across intensities of the red hue, instead of across hues as in the previous example.
- Fruit color assessed both the hue and intensity of overall fruit color for both purple and green fruits.
- 1.2Character or aspect: men of all political hues submerged their feudsMore example sentences
- After all, it is a way of establishing a working relationship with people of all hues by the political parties.
- It is interesting to note how the political leaders of different hues appear either ‘wielding’ an ice-cream cone or pushing an ice-cream cart.
- There was a steady flow of political leaders of all hues and television cameramen were vying with one another to get the best visuals of the injured leaders and the response of the visitors.
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- Coral trees were striped of their ‘leaves’ and the sand was very gray and hueless.
- The liquid cell accordingly is hueless to the observer, even in the turned-on condition.
- The room belongs to two women with dark, cap-like hair who dress in black and walk among their furnishings like ravens in a hueless meadow.
Old English hīw, hēow (also 'form, appearance', obsolete except in Scots), of Germanic origin; related to Swedish hy 'skin, complexion'. The sense 'colour, shade' dates from the mid 19th century.