Definition of yellow ocher in English:

yellow ocher

Syllabification: yel·low o·cher

noun

1A yellow pigment that usually contains limonite, a yellowish-brown oxide of iron.
More example sentences
  • The hues, one to a box, ranged widely, including signal red, cadmium blue and yellow ocher.
  • Additional details are painted with an earth-toned palette of clay red, burnt umber, yellow ocher, and black.
  • Of the fraktur with an inorganic yellow colorant, two were identified as chrome yellow, one as yellow ocher, and four as orpiment.
1.1A moderate orange color with yellow overtones.
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  • An array of pale blue, orange, sienna and yellow ocher hues illuminate the scene, as the dynamic thrust of the composition suggests an implosion.
  • Yellow ochers are no more standard in nature than the reds.

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