Part of speech: noun

A thin tablet with a hole for the thumb, for holding an artists colors in painting.

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Usage examples "palette":

  1. The sun is strong, the stretch of woods on each side of the trail is a painter's palette splotched with vivid golds, greens, crimsons, and tawny russets. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
  2. The snows covering the peaks show all of the colors, variations, and tones of the artist's palette, and more. - "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole", Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington.
  3. She had already had made for her two travelling dresses of linen, had bought paints, brushes, canvases, and a new palette for the journey. - "The Wife and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.