Meaning of “chrome yellow” in the English Dictionary

"chrome yellow" in English

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chrome yellownoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkrəʊm ˈjel.əʊ/ us /ˌkroʊm ˈjel.oʊ/
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • Mix a wash of whiting, water and glue, and color it with two pounds of chrome yellow. 
  • Stem equal or tapering upward, rough whitish color, with reddish specks upon it, but chrome yellow at the base, both outside and inside, and spongy within. 
  • The printing exhibits every fantastic variation of type, and the pages range in colour from blue to brown, from grey to sage green and from rose pink to chrome yellow. 

(Definition of “chrome yellow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)