tricolor [trahy-kuhl-er; especially British trik-uh-ler] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- Also tri·col·ored; especially British, tri·col·oured. having three colors.
- a flag having three colors.
- the national flag of France, adopted during the French Revolution, consisting of vertical bands of blue, white, and red.
Also especially British, tri·col·our. Origin of tricolor 1780–90; Late Latin tricolor, equivalent to tri- tri- + -color colored; see color Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for tricolor Contemporary Examples of tricolor
Thom Browne, known for his tricolor stripes and short-suits, will soon launch a diffusion collection called Thom Grey.
The Daily Beast
August 17, 2012
Historical Examples of tricolor
When the French tricolor rolls out to the wind, we see France.
The tricolor has been, since the March riots, recognized as the color of their opponents.
John Hubert Greusel
The first has a tricolor costume which is not without merit.
Jean Henri Fabre
We call them collectively the Tricolor, and Anne Denham is the governess.
Here and there the tricolor, so long hidden, waved in the wind.
Word Origin and History for tricolor n.
1798, “flag having three colors,” especially the emblem of France adopted during the Revolution, from French tricolore, in drapeau tricolore “three-colored flag.” The arrangement of colors on the modern French national flag dates from 1794.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper