[kuh n-tras-tee, kon-tras-] /kənˈtræs ti, ˈkɒn træs-/

adjective, Photography.
(of a subject, photograph, or film stock) having or producing a preponderance of dark and light tones with few intermediate shades.
(of a photograph or subject) having sharp gradations in tone, esp between light and dark areas


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