Definition of Pantone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpantəʊn/


[usually as modifier] trademark
A system for matching colours, used in specifying printing inks: Pantone colours
More example sentences
  • Born from the color of architectural blueprints, it's a complex hue not easily matched with a Pantone number.
  • Max planned to paint the cars, perhaps in a fine swathe of perfectly matched Pantone colours, but he never got round to it.
  • What appear to be arbitrary choices of hue and composition are in fact rather literal enlargements of the Pantone color swatches that determine a given product's chromatic identity.


1960s: an invented name.

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