Definition of chrome in English:

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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).

  • This metal was given its name from Greek khrōma ‘colour’, because of the brilliant colours of chromium compounds.

Words that rhyme with chrome

brome, comb, Crome, dome, foam, gnome, holm, Holme, hom, home, Jerome, loam, Nome, ohm, om, roam, Rome, tome

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Syllabification: chrome

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