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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
palette knife
▪ Object properties can include font, style type, fill or colour palette.
▪ Look at the right side where the colour palette is displayed.
▪ A user-friendly design environment is provided on the Sun workstation for creating colour palettes and for selecting and adjusting colours.
▪ The program contains 100 colour palettes, each containing eight shades, or colour tones, all of which are infinitely adjustable.
▪ Spread on to the cake drum, blending the colours together with a palette knife to create a sea effect.
▪ Turn over each slice with a palette knife and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.
▪ Remove the pan from the heat, then slide the palette knife round the edge again.
▪ Make little peaks in the sea with the palette knife.
▪ Press it down lightly and smooth over the top with a palette knife.
▪ In one scene Dustin had to tear into one of his canvases with a palette knife.
▪ Leave to dry overnight before gently bending back the waxed paper and lifting off the piped outlines with a palette knife.
▪ These days they range from palette knives, sponges, six inch household paint brushes or fingers.
▪ Even the table that Keeley, the painter, had used as a palette was in its place beneath the sink.
▪ To keep the acrylic workable, I use a stay-wet palette.
▪ So using the default palette as the basis it is time for change.
▪ A very bright, transparent cool green, viridian has a place on many palettes.
▪ Even Calvin Klein adds color, albeit pale, to his usually neutral palette.
▪ Finally, he decided to rest the notebook on his left hip, much as an artist holds his palette.
▪ Object properties can include font, style type, fill or colour palette.
▪ The paint on the palette was still moist because he had kept it under water in a pan in the kitchen.
▪ The range of the artist's palette widened to include cobalt blue, ultramarine, chrome yellow and viridian green.
▪ The surfaces are fresco-like, the pigment dry and chalky, and the palette severely restricted.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Palette \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. Hence, any other object, usually one with a flat surface, used for the same purpose. [Written also pallet.]

  2. Hence: The complete set of colors used by an artist or other person in creating an image, in any medium. The meaning of this term has been extended in modern times to include the set of colors used in a particular computer application, or the complete set of of colors available in computer displays or printing techniques.

  3. Hence: The complete range of resources and techniques used in any art, such as music.

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

  5. (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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "flat thin tablet used by an artist to lay and mix colors," from French palette, from Old French palete "small shovel, blade" (13c.) diminutive of pale "shovel, blade," from Latin pala "spade, shoulder blade," probably from PIE *pak-slo-, from root *pag- (see pact). Transferred sense of "colors used by a particular artist" is from 1882.


n. 1 A thin board on which a painter lays and mixes colours. 2 The range of colors in a given work or item or body of work. 3 (context computing graphical user interface English) A visual selection of colours, tools, commands, etc. 4 A plate of armour covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.

  1. n. the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art [syn: pallet]

  2. board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used [syn: pallet]

  3. one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor [syn: pallette]

Palette (computing)

In computer graphics, a palette is either a given, finite set of colors for the management of digital images — that is, a color palette — or a small on-screen graphical element for choosing from a limited set of choices, such as a tools palette.

Depending on the context, the term palette and related terms such as Web palette and RGB palette can have somewhat different meanings.

Palette (video game)

is a Japanese language freeware adventure game that was made with RPG Tsukūru 95 by Nishida Yoshitaka . The game was highly acclaimed in the Fourth ASCII Entertainment Software Contest, awarded a Grand Prix of 10,000,000 yen, which resulted in remaking the game for PlayStation by Enterbrain. That version, entitled Forget me not -Palette-, saw the release on April 26, 2001 exclusively in Japan.

Palette (EP)

Palette is the debut mini-album of Japanese voice actor and J-Pop singer, Nobuhiko Okamoto. It was released in Japan on 23 May 2012 on Kiramune.


Palette may refer to:

  • Cosmetic palette, an archaeological form
  • Color palette, a selection of colours used in any area of visual art or design
  • Color scheme
  • Palette (painting), a wooden board used for mixing colors for a painting
  • Palette (computing), in computer graphics, a selection of colors
  • Palette window, in computing, a window type often containing tools
  • the valve under an organ pipe which is connected to the keyboard (s), —as opposed to the stop valve
  • Palette AOC, a wine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée in the Provence region of southern France
  • Palette, a villages part of Le Tholonet, which gives its name to the Palette AOC
  • Palette Records, a record label
  • Palette knife, artist's (painter's) palette knife
  • Palette (EP), a 2012 EP by Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Palette (company), a Japanese visual novel studio (video game company)
  • Palette (freeware game), a Japanese language freeware adventure game
  • Palette, a company that makes a modular controller used for photo and video editing
Palette (painting)

A palette , in the original sense of the word, is a rigid, flat surface on which a painter arranges and mixes paints. A palette is usually made of wood, plastic, ceramic, or other hard, inert, nonporous material, and can vary greatly in size and shape. The most commonly known type of painter's palette is made of a thin wood board designed to be held in the artist's hand and rest on the artist's arm. Watercolor palettes are generally made of plastic or porcelain with rectangular or wheel format with built in wells and mixing areas for colors.

From the original, literal sense above came a figurative sense by extension, referring to a selection of colors, as used in a specific art object or in a group of works comprising a visual style. This second, figurative sense is the one extended in the digital era to the computing senses of "palette".

Palette (company)

is a Japanese visual novel studio founded in 2002. It is an adult game brand under , a software company located in Mitaka, Tokyo. Palette is known for developing Mashiroiro Symphony, their ninth title released in 2009. It was ported to the PlayStation Portable and was adapted into an anime television series in 2011.

Usage examples of "palette".

His unsmeared palette hooked over his left thumb, he stood before a large canvas on an easel and poked gently at it with a tiny brush.

Then shadows moved up from the bruise-black depths, shading more and more of the writhing billows of cumulus and nimbus, finally climbing into the high cirrus and pond-rippled altocumulus, but at first the shadows brought not grayness or darkness, but an infinite palette of subtleties: gleaming gold dimming to bronze, pure white becoming cream and then dimming to sepia and shade, crimson with the boldness of spilled blood slowly darkening to the rust-red of dried blood, then fading to an autumnal tawny russet.

Half dreaming, she saw a woman in the room in a chair and a man who was painting her, not on to canvas but directly with brushes on to her face, adjusting the colour with tiny dabs at his palette until it flowed on invisibly.

If composers could map that other land with their concerti, or painters with their palettes, why not other varieties of magic too?

Weird Tommy, my sole employee, sat at his console humming to himself while he played some game involving Fibonacci Sequences and countable infinities with a color palette that would make an A.

She looked, indeed, like one of those wonderful boys of the Italian Renaissance, whom you may still see at the National Gallery, whose beauty is no denial, but rather the stamp of their slender, supple strength, young painters and sculptors who held the palette for Leonardo, or wielded the chisel for Michelangelo, and anon threw both aside to take up sword for Guelf or Ghibelline in the narrow streets of Florence.

At the time his palette had been reduced to a few, extremely vivid colors: cadmium yellow and red, Veronese green, emerald, cobalt, cobalt-violet, French vermilion, and crimson lake.

Pork caught hold of my collar, but I twisted away, and for a minute or so I darted and ducked and feinted as he lumbered after me, splintering easels, scattering palettes and brushes, tromping tubes of paint, overturning file cabinets.

Ixidor opened the kobold blue and the calcimine and mixed up a whole new palette.

Her thought spins cartwheels that look like lazy fractals, geometrical formations wending through all dimensions and color schemes of a video wizard's palette.

Janeway took Bolis's gaze again, and he still seemed a dull palette of grays.

It was a flying arch of stone, stained with flares of Tyrian purples, of royal scarlets, of blues dark as the Gulf Stream's ribbon, sapphires soft as midday May skies, splashes of chromes and greens— a palette of giantry, a bridge of wizardry.

It was a flying arch of stone, stained withflares of Tyrian purples, of royal scarlets, of blues dark as the Gulf Stream'sribbon, sapphires soft as midday May skies, splashes of chromes andgreens a palette of giantry, a bridge of wizardry.

Asprey's studio: an artist's easel on which was a blank canvas, a stool with a palette, a wooden box crammed with a jumble of oil and acrylic paint tubes.

But his palette remained crowded with dabs and mixtures of American Vermilion, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, and Ivory Black.