[hjˈuː], [hjˈuː], [h_j_ˈuː]

Definitions of hue:

  1.   Color or shade of color; tint; dye.
  2.   A vociferous cry; shouting.
  3.   A shouting.
  4.   suffuse with color
  5.   A shouting or vociferation.
  6.   HUELESS.
  7.   A clamour; an outcry; hue and cry, the legal pursuit of a thief or other offender by sending a description of him to police- offices, & c.; anciently, the pursuit of a felon, with loud outcries or clamour to give alarm.
  8.   Shouting. A hue and cry, the pursuit of a felon or offender.
  9.   Colour; tint; dye.
  10.   A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.
  11.   take on color or become colored; " In highlights it hued to a dull silver- grey"
  12.   Color; tint; a shouting; clamor; as, to raise the hue and cry.
  13.   The particular quality of color; tint.
  14.   Color; a shont; outcry.
  15.   Appearance: color: tint: dye.
  16.   the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
  17.   Colour, or shade of colour; a compound colour in which one of the primaries predominates; tint or dye.

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Quotes for hue:

  1. Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences. – Josef Albers
  2. One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures... as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints. – John James Audubon
  3. Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue – Thomas Campbell
  4. A man's character always takes its hue more or less, from the form and color of things about him. – Frederick Douglass
  5. We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. – John Locke
  6. Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue – James Montgomery
  7. In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting. – Viggo Mortensen
  8. When you say that you are a race man, it means that you embrace the entire black community regardless of the hue whether somebody is very light and could pass for possibly white or someone is very dark. – Ed Smith

Usage examples for hue:

  1. While they glided nearer and nearer, their gray obscurity of hue melted away. ” – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  2. The whole had a certain elegant richness that can hardly be appreciated without the restoration, in every line and hue of the original composition. ” – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  3. “ Mowbray found himself wondering why the hue and cry had been raised so promptly. ” – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  4. He had learned, as such fellows do, that there was a secret hue and cry after this very man by the New York police; that he was supposed by some to be Sears himself. ” – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  5. Nearer came the hue and cry of the chase. ” – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  6. The rich colour fled from her cheeks and her oval face assumed that even, dusky hue which was a danger signal, but which Orlando James failed to recognise for one. ” – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  7. In the old folks, whose faces were much wrinkled, the skin appears of a much more dingy hue the dirt being less easily, and, therefore, less frequently dislodged from them. ” – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  8. See, here is one that has the hue of your cheeks. ” – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  9. She raised the hue and cry to some purpose, and the clerical king of the road was taken and... ” – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  10. The kindness I showed to M. Hue and his companions in misfortune was prompted by humanity, and not by mean speculation. ” – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v10 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  11. But the pleasing verdure of May had disappeared beneath the icy winds of the north, and all was dreary and dull of hue – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  12. “ Fanny started at her father's announcement, and partly turned toward him a face that was now of a pallid hue – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  13. His costume also resembled that of a monk in cut, but it was scarlet in hue and the radiance of the furnace caused it to glow as if illumined by some fire from within. ” – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  14. “ I had fancied a hue and cry would be raised next morning, when it was discovered that Archie had unceremoniously taken his departure from the prison; but, so far as concerned the outside world, it was as if nothing had happened. ” – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  15. We can easily keep afloat for a couple of months, and when the hue and cry has died down, we can come back and dig it up at our leisure. ” – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  16. Even if she could have got so far without a quarrel, still there would have been a great hue and cry about the marriage itself. ” – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  17. The favorite hue of the farmer's wife was lead. ” – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  18. “ I shall have a splendid chance to try, I know, and I know too that the native hue of resolution has never been of very great shade in me hitherto. ” – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  19. But the fact was, that the hue and cry was now raised, and although Master Bumpkin did not perceive it, about a hundred people, men, women, and boys, were in full chase; and when that gentleman was, as Bumpkin thought, coolly coming towards him, he was simply at bay, run down, without hope of escape; and fully determined to face the matter out with all the coolness he could command. ” – The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit by Richard Harris
  20. The hue of all holy things! ” – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy

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