(US also ocher)
- 1An earthy pigment containing ferric oxide, typically with clay, varying from light yellow to brown or red: [with modifier]: yellow ochreMore example sentences
- The palette is severely limited: blacks, grays, browns, and the acidic yellow ochre of the faces.
- A streak of yellow ochre holds a form together, but on perusal, it becomes a muscle, the features of a face or a spinal column.
- But the traditional colours used for the art remain ochre red and yellow, shades of blue and white and black.
- 1.1A pale brownish yellow colour.More example sentences
- But the water is ochre in colour and tastes bitter.
- Spore prints can be ochre in colour but difficult to obtain.
- The walls are freshly painted in strong colours from yellow to ochre, or pink and bright blue.
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- The opening scene of the ballet is a landscape of stark blue sky and ochreous sun-baked hills with Pan's grotto in the foreground.
- This gives the wooden pieces an ocherous tint that, after some time, turns red brown.
Middle English: from Old French ocre, via Latin from Greek ōkhra 'yellow ochre'.
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