English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
  • 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
  • the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared


  • put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
  • to show differences when compared; be different


counterpoint demarcation line

Scrabble score for contrast

Scrabble score = 10

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

generated at 12:01:29 on 20-10-19

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