Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
the art of combining many different colors, esp. in painting statues, vases, etc.
Origin: Fr polychromie: see polychrome
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The use of many colors in decoration, especially in architecture and sculpture.