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pri·mar·y col·or

the three colors of the retinal cone pigments (red, green, blue) that may be combined to match any hue.
Synonym(s): simple color

primary color

Any of the three colors of light—red, green, and violet—that can be mixed to produce all the colors perceived by the human eye. Pigments that can be so mixed are red, yellow, and blue.
See also: color
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In the end, the children have a fantastic self-portrait that not only introduced them to lines, shapes and primary colors, but commemorates their very first art class, as well!
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Next, we put a list of the primary colors on the board.
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Designed to enhance a child's feelings about themselves, their friends, and their families, the songs comprising "We've Got Harmony" include The Clapping Song; The First Day of School; Primary Colors; Count Your Money; I Fly My Kite; Goober Peas; Harmony; Look at the World; In Grandma's Garden; I Love the Island; On a Rainy Day; and I Wish.
Sun Tzu believed there are only five primary colors (red, yellow, blue, white and black).
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