Definition of Contrast


  • the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
  • the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
  • a conceptual separation or distinction
    "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
    - dividing line
  • the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
  • the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
    "in contrast to", "by contrast"
    - direct contrast


  • to show differences when compared
    be different
    "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
  • put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
    "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Contrast

  • Scrabble® score of the contrast (10)
  • Word Chums® score of the contrast (14)
  • Words With Friends® score of the contrast (12)

Unscramble contrast

279 unscramble word found using the letters contrast.

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