What is Cymbolism?

Color is the ultimate tool a designer has at his or her disposal to communicate feeling and mood.

Cymbolism is a tool that attempts to quantify the association between colors and words, making it simple for designers to choose the best colors for the desired emotional effect.



adj 1: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits;
"children with clean shining faces"; "clean white
shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house";
"cats are clean animals" [ant: dirty]
2: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of
health"; "a clear winner" [syn: clear]
3: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;
"efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings";
"clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues";
"a light lilting voice like a silver bell" [syn: clear,
light, unclouded]
4: free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air" [syn: fresh]
5: without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
6: ritually clean or pure [ant: unclean]
7: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially
radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and
more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably
clean" [syn: uncontaminating] [ant: dirty]
8: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable
elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a
clean joke" [syn: unobjectionable] [ant: dirty]
9: free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected)
wound" [syn: uninfected]
10: morally pure; "led a clean life" [syn: clean-living]
11: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;
"fair copy"; "a clean manuscript" [syn: fair]
12: of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages";
"fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white
margins" [syn: blank, white]
13: marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a
clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement";
"sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: sporting, sportsmanlike]
14: thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a
clean sweep"; "a clean break"
15: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a
clean voting recor"; "a clean driver's license"
16: not carrying concealed weapons
17: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he
landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean
throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife" [syn:
18: free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has
been clean for 4 years"
n : a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder
height and then jerked overhead [syn: clean and jerk]
adv 1: completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the
appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out" [syn:
plumb, plum]
2: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or
cheating; "they played fairly" [syn: fairly, fair]
[ant: unfairly]
v 1: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances
from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
[syn: make clean] [ant: dirty]
2: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits;
"Clean the turkey" [syn: pick]
3: clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
[syn: houseclean, clean house]
4: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up
before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails
before dinner" [syn: cleanse]
5: be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"
6: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.;
"The other players cleaned him completely"
7: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely;
"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were
cleaned of apples by the storm" [syn: strip]
8: remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
9: remove unwanted substances from [syn: scavenge]
10: remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
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