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Meaning of HUE

Pronunciation:  hyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
  2. [v]  suffuse with color
  3. [v]  take on color or become colored; "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"

HUE is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: chromaticity, imbue, tinge
 See Also: alter, change, color property, complexion, dye, pigment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hue\, n. [OE. hew, heow, color, shape, form, AS. hiw, heow;
    akin to Sw. hy skin, complexion, Goth. hiwi form,
    1. Color or shade of color; tint; dye. ``Flowers of all
       hue.'' --Milton.
             Hues of the rich unfolding morn.      --Keble.
    2. (Painting) A predominant shade in a composition of primary
       colors; a primary color modified by combination with
  2. \Hue\, n. [OE. hue, huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu
    an exclamation.]
    A shouting or vociferation.
    {Hue and cry} (Law), a loud outcry with which felons were
       anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged
       to take up, joining in the pursuit till the malefactor was
       taken; in later usage, a written proclamation issued on
       the escape of a felon from prison, requiring all persons
       to aid in retaking him. --Burrill.
Computing Dictionary

(Or "tint") The coordinate in the hsb colour model that determines the frequency of light or the position in the spectrum or the relative amounts of red, green and blue. Hue corresponds to the common definition of colour, e.g. "red", "orange", "violet" etc. The other coordinates are saturation and brightness.

Video Dictionary
 Definition: Often used synonymously with the term tint. It is the dominant wavelength which distinguishes a color such as red, yellow, etc. Most commonly, video hue is influenced by: A camera's white balance Scene lighting
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