• WordNet 3.6
    • adj polychrome having or exhibiting many colors
    • v polychrome color with many colors; make polychrome
    • n polychrome a piece of work composed of or decorated in many colors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues, and most from ancient Greece and Rome at one time had been painted or "polychromed." Over the course of years, rain washed the colors off the marble.
    • n Polychrome (Chem) Esculin; -- so called in allusion to its fluorescent solutions.
    • a Polychrome Executed in the manner of polychromy; as, polychrome printing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues. Most of the statues from ancient Greece and Rome at one time had been painted or polychromed. Rain through the ages washed off the paint and the statues were left in their natural marble.
    • polychrome Having or tinted with several or many colors; executed in the manner of polychromy: as, polychrome sculpture; polychrome architecture.
    • n polychrome A fluorescent substance (C21H24O13), forming prismatic crystals, odorless,with a bitter taste and slight acid reaction. It is obtained from the bark of the horse-chestnut and from quassiawood, etc. A solution of polychrome appears colorless by transmitted light, but blue by reflected light. Acids destroy the fluorescence of the liquid; alkalis increase it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Polychrome having, or tinted with, several or many colours
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Poly-, + Gr. color


In literature:

Polychrome was in a merry mood and danced down the arch of the bow to the ground, daring her sisters to follow her.
"Tik-Tok of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
I'm sorry I didn't think to do that when I transformed Polychrome into a Canary-Bird.
"The Tin Woodman of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The legs are carved and pointed in polychrome.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
Perhaps in a few months you will be the creator of a world-famous Madonna in polychrome wood.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Greek temples were polychrome, that is to say, were painted in several colors, yellow, blue, and red.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Within the palace walls abundant remains of fine polychrome ware of the Middle Minoan period were found as the season's work went on.
"The Sea-Kings of Crete" by James Baikie
Stain with Jenner's polychrome stain (page 97) for two and a half minutes.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The principle seems to be that of polychrome painting, also applied in sculpture.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Also there was a figure in bronze, encrusted with tarnished gold and faded traces of polychrome decoration.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Cheap dinners and Advertisement's array Of polychrome, of which Trade seems so fond.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 3, 1887" by Various
Polychrome marble in bronze frame.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The light purple tint is but sparingly used and only in the polychrome group.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
I'm sorry I didn't think to do that when I transformed Polychrome into a Canary-Bird.
"The Tin Woodman of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Vases with polychrome decoration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
With the vices and virtues of Fletcher's rocket, bursting in stellar polychrome, Beaumont had nothing to do.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
The fayence is mostly painted in polychrome; the colours are blue, brown, yellow, green, and violet.
"The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods" by William Chaffers
Polychrome listened and then turned to the Queen.
"Sky Island" by L. Frank Baum
Polychrome porcelain is found in lesser amounts, although in almost as much variety.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
The remarks on paring leather for polychrome mosaic apply also to paring the leather for covering a design in relief.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de Récy
Sometimes the emphasis was laid upon lustres, sometimes on blue and white and again upon polychrome painting.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns

In poetry:

When I go home, the dogwood stars will dash
The solemn woods above the bearded ash,
The yellow-jasmine, whence its vine hath clomb,
Will blaze the valleys with its golden flash,
And every orchard flaunt its polychrome,
When I go home.
"When I Go Home" by John Charles McNeill

In news:

Set of four painted polychrome works sells for $851,000 to a bidder from China.
A set of four Chinese polychrome decorated wall plaques sold for $851,000 at a Maynards auction in Vancouver on Sept 19.
It is futuristic in the extreme, nearly as tall as the Empire State Building, topped with a star and polychromed in tile and marble.
In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown.
18th-Century Polychrome Plaster Figures PBS.
The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival launches its 2012 poster this week, with quilt art depicting a familiar and powerful scene in Denali National Park — the view from Polychrome Pass.
Kewa pottery vessel Santo-Domingo -polychrome-pottery-1890.
Santo Domingo Kewa pottery santo-domingo -polychrome-jar-1920-front.
He comes to Fujifilm from Kodak, where he held a position in global account sales for Kodak's Graphic Imaging Systems Division and for Kodak Polychrome Graphics.
A Japanese polychrome decorated Nippon vase from the early 20th century.
The magnificent polychrome bison paintings in Altamira Cave (left), first seen by María Sanz de Sautuola (right), have now been dated to about 14,550 years ago.