Definition of chrome in English:


Syllabification: chrome
Pronunciation: /krōm


  • 1Chromium plate as a decorative or protective finish on motor-vehicle fittings and other objects: [as modifier]: a chrome bumper
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    • 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
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    • 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.


early 19th century: from French, from Greek khrōma 'color' (because of the brilliant colors of chromium compounds).

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