Palette meaning

pălĭt
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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.

An example of palette is Van Gogh using blues, greens and gold in his Starry Night painting.

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Palette is defined as a thin wooden or plastic board where artists hold small amounts of each color of paint they're using.

An example of palette is the paint-smeared piece of wood an artist painting in the park is holding and dipping their brush onto.

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A board, typically with a hole for the thumb, which an artist can hold while painting and on which colors are mixed.
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A thin board or tablet of wood, plastic, etc., often with a hole for the thumb at one end, on which an artist arranges and mixes paints.
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The colors used by a particular artist or for a particular painting.
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The range of colors available, as in a computer graphics application.
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(1) An on-screen window that displays a group of icons/buttons that represent selections to choose from. Palettes may be fixed or customizable. Although it originated for color choices, the term evolved into generic usage. In contrast to a menu, in which the selections are normally hidden, a palette is like a toolbar with options visible at all times.
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Origin of palette

  • French from Old French small potter's shovel diminutive of pale shovel, spade from Latin pāla pag- in Indo-European roots

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