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uk   us   /ˈpæl.ət/
[C] a ​thinboard with ​curvededges and a ​hole for ​yourthumb, used by ​artists to ​mixtheirpaints 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 ​brightblues, ​greens and ​oranges.
(Definition of palette from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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palettenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpæl·ɪt/
a ​thinboard that ​artists use to ​hold and ​mixpaints before putting them on the ​picturesurface, or a ​range of ​colors, esp. those ​typically used by an ​artist: Van Gogh’s palette ​includedbrilliantyellows and ​blues.
(Definition of palette from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “palette”
in Korean 팔레트, (화가가 쓰는) 색깔들…
in Arabic باليت…
in Malaysian pelet…
in French palette…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調色板, 用色風格…
in Italian tavolozza…
in Spanish paleta…
in Vietnamese bảng màu…
in Portuguese paleta…
in Thai จานผสมสีของจิตรกร…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 调色板, 用色风格…
in Indonesian palet…
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