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chrome red Syllabification: chrome red

Definition of chrome red in English:


A bright red pigment consisting of lead chromate with varying amounts of lead oxide.
Example sentences
  • But I could get copper reds on the bottom and chrome reds on top, all in the same firing.
  • There are a number of other colors that are lead based such as the Chrome reds and yellows and even genuine Naples Yellow.
  • An imitation of chrome red is made by coloring white lead, orange lead, or barytes with some of the coal-tar dyes, especially with eosin.

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