Palette is defined as a thin wooden or plastic board where artists hold small amounts of each color of paint they're using.(noun)
An example of palette is the paint-smeared piece of wood an artist painting in the park is holding and dipping their brush onto.
The definition of a palette is the range of colors used in a particular painting or by any person who uses color such as an artist, house painter or interior decorator.(noun)
An example of palette is Van Gogh using blues, greens and gold in his Starry Night painting.
See palette in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, dim. of pale, a shovel < L pala, a spade, shovel
See palette in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, small potter's shovel
Origin: , diminutive of pale, shovel, spade
Origin: , from Latin pāla; see pag- in Indo-European roots.
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