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- Rhymes: -ɑːst
- (countable) A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.
- (countable) A difference between two objects, people or concepts.
- Israel is a country of many contrasts.
- (countable) Something that is opposite of or strikingly different from something else.
- 2001, David L. Lieber; Jules Harlow, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, page 746:
- Why this denunciation of idolatry at this point? And why are Shabbat and the sanctuary mentioned as contrasts to idol worship?
- (countable, uncountable, rhetoric) Antithesis.
difference that makes colours more or less distinguishable
degree of this difference
difference between two objects, people or concepts
control on a television, etc
- (transitive) To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.
- (intransitive) To form a contrast.
- Foreground and background strongly contrast.
- 1845, Charles Lyell, Lyell's Travels in North America
- The joints which divide the sandstone contrast finely with the divisional planes which separate the basalt into pillars.
- (to show difference): liken
to set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between
to form a contrast
- “contrast” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “contrast” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “contrast” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
contrast n (plural contraste)
Declension of contrast