Hue meaning

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The definition of a hue is the shade or tint of a color.

An example of hue is aqua blue.

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The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
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The dominant wavelength of a color. Also known as "chromaticity." A color system (color space, color model) measures color by hue, saturation and luminance. The hue is the predominant color, the saturation is the color intensity (from white to pure color), and the luminance is the brightness (from light to dark). See color space, HSB, HSL and CIE Lab.
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A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
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Appearance; aspect.

A man of somber hue.

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Color.

All the hues of the rainbow.

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A shouting; outcry.
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A city of central Vietnam near the South China Sea northwest of Da Nang. An ancient Annamese city probably dating from the third century ad , it was nearly destroyed during heavy fighting in the Vietnam War but has since been rebuilt.
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(obs.) General appearance; aspect.
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Color; esp., the distinctive characteristics of a given color that enable it to be assigned a position in the spectrum.
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A particular shade or tint of a given color.
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(place) City in central Vietnam, on the South China Sea.
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The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
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A color, or shade of color, blee; tint; dye.
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The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color, for instance red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.

In digital arts, HSV color uses hue together with saturation and value.

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(figuratively) A character; aspect, blee.
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(obsolete) A shout or cry.
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hue and cry
  • any loud outcry or clamor
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hue

  • Middle English color, form from Old English hīw, hēo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīew, hīw (“appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech”), from Proto-Germanic *hiwją (“hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew”), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (“skin, colour of the skin”) or Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“grey, dark shade”). Cognate with Swedish hy (“complexion, skin”), Norwegian hy (“fluff, mold, skin”), Icelandic hégóma (“vanity”), Gothic [script?] (hiwi, “form, show, appearance”). Compare also Sanskrit [script?] (chavī, “cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour”); Irish céo (“fog”), Tocharian B black, dark grey (kwele), Lithuanian šývas (“light grey”), Albanian thinjë (“grey”), Sanskrit [script?] (śyāvá, “brown”). [Devanagari?]

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French hu, a hunting cry

    From Wiktionary