Definition of Technicolor in English:

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Technicolor

Pronunciation: /ˈtɛknɪkʌlə/

noun

[mass noun, often as modifier]
1 trademark A process of colour cinematography using synchronized monochrome films, each of a different colour, to produce a colour print.
1.1 (technicolor , British also technicolour) informal Vivid colour: [as modifier]: a technicolor bruise
More example sentences
  • The various dishes ran together on the plates to create a series of vivid technicolour horrors.
  • For a history lesson, he would take us up to the top of a hill and describe a battle that had been fought in the locality in vivid technicolor.
  • The lurid technicolour of bruises, angry wounds, and welts marred his skin.

Derivatives

technicolored

adjective
Example sentences
  • The Red Sea resorts, now making a play for winter sun business, has crystal clear waters and coral reef full of technicoloured fish.
  • On the museum's main floor, you can visit the technicolored rooms where Factor worked his makeup magic, one each for ‘brownettes,’ brunettes, blonds, and redheads.
  • And visually, Amélie was a technicolored dream.

Origin

Early 20th century: blend of technical and color.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Tech¦ni|color

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