Definitions For Contrast


  • 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
  • Something that is different from another thing
  • A difference between people or things that are being compared
  • The act of comparing people or things to show the differences between them


  • Put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
  • To show differences when compared; be different
  • To be different especially in a way that is very obvious
  • To compare (two people or things) to show how they are different

Is Contrast a Scrabble Word?

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The word Contrast is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Contrast in a Sentence

  • Her black dress and the white background contrast sharply.
  • We compared and contrasted the two characters of the story.
  • I observed an interesting contrast in the teaching styles of the two women.
  • Careful contrast of the twins shows some differences.
  • In contrast to last year's profits, the company is not doing very well.

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