- A board, typically with a hole for the thumb, which an artist can hold while painting and on which colors are mixed. (noun)
- The range of colors used in a particular painting or by a particular artist: a limited palette. (noun)
- The range of qualities inherent in nongraphic art forms such as music and literature. (noun)
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