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monochrome

adjective uk   /ˈmɒn.ə.krəʊm/  us   /ˈmɑː.nə.kroʊm/

monochrome adjective (COLOUR)

using only black, white, and grey, or using only one colour: Kodak still produces monochrome film. The park in winter is a depressing monochrome brown.

monochrome adjective (BORING)

mainly UK not interesting or exciting: a monochrome, dreary existence
monochromatic
adjective uk   /ˌmɒn.əʊ.krəˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌmɑː.noʊ.krəˈmæt̬-/
Translations of “monochrome”
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 黑白的, 單色的…
in Russian черно-белый…
in Turkish sıyah beyaz ve gri imge/görüntü/resim, tek renk imge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 黑白的, 单色的…
in Polish czarno-biały…
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