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Meaning of PALETTE

Pronunciation:  pa'let

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
  2. [n]  one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
  3. [n]  the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

PALETTE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pallet, pallet, pallette
 See Also: ambit, armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, board, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, compass, orbit, plate armor, plate armour, range, reach, scope, suit of armor, suit of armour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pal"ette\, n. [See {Pallet} a thin board.]
1. (Paint.) A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a
   thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter
   lays and mixes his pigments. [Written also {pallet}.]

2. (Anc. Armor) One of the plates covering the points of
   junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.

3. (Mech.) A breastplate for a breast drill.

{Palette knife}, a knife with a very flexible steel blade and
   no cutting edge, rounded at the end, used by painters to
   mix colors on the grinding slab or palette.

{To set the palette} (Paint.), to lay upon it the required
   pigments in a certain order, according to the intended use
   of them in a picture. --Fairholt.

Computing Dictionary

colour palette

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