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palette

noun uk   /ˈpæl.ət/ us  
[C] a thin board with curved edges and a hole for your thumb, used by an artist to mix their paints on while they are painting [C usually singular] specialized art the range of colours that an artist usually paints with: Matisse's palette typically consists of bright blues, greens and oranges.
Translations of “palette”
in Spanish paleta…
in Korean 팔레트, (화가가 쓰는) 색깔들…
in Arabic باليت…
in Portuguese paleta…
in French palette…
in German die Palette…
in Catalan paleta…
in Japanese (絵の具用の)パレット, (絵画の)色調, (その画家特有の)色調範囲…
in Italian tavolozza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調色板, 用色風格…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调色板, 用色风格…
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