Contast vs. Contrast: What's the Difference?
"Contast" is a common misspelling. The correct spelling is "Contrast," which means to compare in order to show differences.
Which is correct: Contast or Contrast
How to spell Contrast?
Contast is Incorrect
Contrast is Correct
Remember "contrast" contains the word "ast" like in "last."
Think of "contrast" as comparing two different "stars" (con + stars = contrast).
Associate "contrast" with "comparing" which both have the "con-" prefix.
Recall "contrast colors" in art, emphasizing the “trast” ending.
Visualize contrasting light and dark to remember the full word.
Contast and Contrast Definitions
Contast is an incorrect spelling of Contrast.
Contrast refers to the difference or comparison between two things.
The contrast between night and day is evident.
In visual arts, Contrast describes the arrangement of opposite elements.
Black and white provide a stark contrast.
In literature, Contrast means to describe differences among characters or events.
The author contrasted the protagonist's and antagonist's personalities.
To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences
An essay that contrasts city and country life.
Contrasted this computer with inferior models.
To show differences when compared
Siblings who contrast sharply in interests and abilities.
A color that contrasted clearly with the dark background.
(Linguistics) To evince a difference that can distinguish meaning
Voiced and voiceless stops contrast in English but not in Cree.
The act of contrasting; a setting off of dissimilar entities or objects.
The state of being contrasted
Red berries standing in vivid contrast against the snow.
A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared
The contrast between Northern and Southern speech patterns.
One thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another
My new school was a welcome contrast to the one before.
The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
The difference in brightness between the light and dark areas of a picture, such as a photograph or video image.
(Linguistics) A difference between units, especially one that distinguishes meaning.
(countable) A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.
(uncountable) The degree of this difference.
The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them — I can hardly tell them apart.
(countable) A control on a television, etc, that adjusts the amount of contrast in the images being displayed.
(countable) A difference between two objects, people or concepts.
Israel is a country of many contrasts.
(countable) Something that is opposite of or strikingly different from something else.
(transitive) To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.
(intransitive) To form a contrast.
Foreground and background strongly contrast.
To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
The joints which divide the sandstone contrast finely with the divisional planes which separate the basalt into pillars.
To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.
To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.
The figures of the groups must not be all on side . . . but must contrast each other by their several position.
The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
Place the prospect of the soulIn sober contrast with reality.
Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
The contrasts and resemblances of the seasons.
The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.
The opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared;
In contrast to
The act of distinguishing by comparing differences
A conceptual separation or demarcation;
There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity
The perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
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)
Put in opposition to show or emphasize differences;
The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student
To show differences when compared; be different;
The students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities
Technically, Contrast is the degree of difference between colors or tones.
Adjusting the contrast on a monitor can enhance clarity.
As a verb, Contrast means to compare to highlight differences.
The article contrasted urban and rural lifestyles.
What is the verb form of Contrast?
What is the root word of Contrast?
The Latin "contrāstāre."
What is the pronunciation of Contrast?
/kənˈtræst/ for the verb and /ˈkɒn.træst/ for the noun.
Which vowel is used before Contrast?
The vowel "a" as in "a contrast."
Which preposition is used with Contrast?
"With," as in "contrast with."
Which conjunction is used with Contrast?
Any conjunction can be used depending on the sentence context.
What is the plural form of Contrast?
Is Contrast a noun or adjective?
Contrast can be both a noun and a verb.
Is Contrast an abstract noun?
Yes, as it represents an idea rather than a tangible thing.
Why is it called Contrast?
It's derived from the Latin "contrāstāre" which means "to stand against," emphasizing differences.
Which article is used with Contrast?
Both "a" and "the" can be used.
What is the opposite of Contrast?
Similarity or likeness.
Which determiner is used with Contrast?
"This," "that," or "each" can be used.
What is the first form of Contrast?
What is the second form of Contrast?
N/A for nouns, but for the verb, it remains "Contrast."
What is the third form of Contrast?
N/A for nouns, but for the verb, it remains "Contrasted."
What is the singular form of Contrast?
"Contrast" itself is singular.
Is Contrast an adverb?
Is Contrast a countable noun?
Is Contrast a collective noun?
Is the word Contrast imperative?
No, but it can be used in imperative sentences.
How do we divide Contrast into syllables?
Is Contrast a negative or positive word?
Neutral, but context can change the perception.
Is Contrast a vowel or consonant?
"Contrast" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.
How many syllables are in Contrast?
What is a stressed syllable in Contrast?
The second syllable, "trast."
What part of speech is Contrast?
Noun and verb.
How is Contrast used in a sentence?
The bright yellow flowers provided a stunning contrast against the dark green foliage.
Is the Contrast term a metaphor?
Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically.
What is another term for Contrast?
Differentiate or distinction.
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