Meaning of “palette” in the English Dictionary

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"palette" in British English

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palettenoun

uk /ˈpæl.ət/ us /ˈpæl.ət/

[ C ] a thin board with curved edges and a hole for your thumb, used by artists 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.

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

"palette" in American English

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palettenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpæl·ɪt/

a thin board that artists use to hold and mix paints before putting them on the picture surface, or a range of colors, esp. those typically used by an artist:

Van Gogh’s palette included brilliant yellows and blues.

(Definition of “palette” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)