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gradation of a color; tint: It had a pinkish hue.; outcry: the hue and clamor of the crowd
Not to be confused with:
hew – strike forcefully with a cutting instrument; to fell; to uphold or conform to rules: hew to the tenets of the church
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree


A city of central Vietnam near the South China Sea northwest of Da Nang. An ancient Annamese city probably dating from the third century ad, it was nearly destroyed during heavy fighting in the Vietnam War but has since been rebuilt.


1. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, blue, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelengths of the light being reflected, transmitted, or emitted. See Table at color.
2. A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
4. Appearance; aspect: a man of somber hue.
[Middle English hewe, color, appearance, from Old English hīw, hēo.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(hjuː) n
1. (General Physics) the attribute of colour that enables an observer to classify it as red, green, blue, purple, etc, and excludes white, black, and shades of grey. See also colour
3. aspect; complexion: a different hue on matters.
[Old English hīw beauty; related to Old Norse fine hair, Gothic hiwi form]


(French ɥe) n
(Placename) a port in central Vietnam, on the delta of the Hué River near the South China Sea: former capital of the kingdom of Annam, of French Indochina (1883–1946), and of Central Vietnam (1946–54). Pop: 377 000 (2005 est)
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1. a gradation or variety of a color; tint: pale hues.
2. the property of light by which the color of an object is classified as red, blue, green, or yellow in reference to the spectrum.
4. form or appearance.
[before 900; Middle English hewe, Old English hīw form, appearance, color; c. Old Norse bird's down, Swedish hy skin, complexion, Gothic hiwi form, appearance; akin to Old English hār gray]


a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam. 260,489.
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The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. See more at color.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


  • value, chroma, hue - A color's value is its brightness, its chroma is its strength, and its hue is its position in the spectrum.
  • tone - A color variation with more variations than a shade—having to do with the value (brightness) of a hue (position in the spectrum) or its chroma (saturation or purity).
  • Munsell - A.H. Munsell was a U.S. painter (1858-1918) who developed a color classification system for chroma (saturation or purity), hue (position in the spectrum), and value (brightness).
  • pure color - A color or hue that is unmixed with other hues.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Noun1.hue - the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
Verb1.hue - take on color or become colored; 'In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey'
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; 'The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city'; 'The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue'
pigment - acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
2.hue - suffuse with color
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; 'The child colored the drawings'; 'Fall colored the trees'; 'colorize black and white film'
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


1.colour, tone, shade, dye, tint, tinge, tinctureThe same hue will look different in different lights.
2.aspect, light, cast, complexiona comeback of such theatrical hue
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1. The property by which the sense of vision can distinguish between objects, as a red apple and a green apple, that are very similar or identical in form and size:
2. The degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment:
3. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation:
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1[hjuː]N (= colour) → colorm; (= shade) → matizm
people of every political huegente de todos los maticespolíticos


2[hjuː]Nhue and cry [of protest] → griteríom, clamorm
to raise a hue and cry
there was a hue and cry after himse le persiguióenérgicamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


hue and cry (= fuss) → tollém, tollémgénéral
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


n(= colour)Farbef; (= shade)Schattierungf; (fig: = political leaning) → Schattierungf, → Färbungf, → Couleurf (geh)


nhue and cryZeter und Mordio (against gegen); to set up or raise a hue and cryZeter und Mordioschreien
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(hjuː) noun
colour. flowers of many hues. skakering لَوْن цвят matiz zabarvení die Farbe farve απόχρωσηcolor; matiz värvus رنگ värisävy teinteצבע, גוון विविध रंग boja, nijansa (szín)árnyalat warna blær, litbrigði colore, tonalità 색조 spalva, atspalvis []krāsa warna kleur fargetone/-nyanse barwa رنګ matiz nuanţă оттенок farba, odtieň odtenek boja färgton, nyans สี renk 顏色 відтінок, колір رنگ màu; sắc thái 颜色
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Location and history

Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River; Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam, is 700 km southern Hanoi, 1100km northern Ho Chi Minh City, and only a few miles from the sea. Not until 1945 was Hue the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the control of Nguyen Dynasty. Most well-known for its historic values; Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Entrance of Citadel, Hue

What to see in Hue

If you are a history buff, or simply love discovering exotic cultures, Hue- Vietnam’s former Royal Capital is definitely on the top list of your travel plan. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world.

Hue Definition In Art

Ancient Forbidden City

Hue Citadel:

Occupying a large, bounded area on the north side of Perfume River; four citadels were comprised to create the Capital City: Hoang Thanh (Imperial City) for royal palaces and shrines, Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Purple City) for royal residences, Dai Noi (Inner city) and Tran Binh Dai, which exclusively ancient architecture. Tourists are expected to spend at least one day to visit the whole complex. They can also catch a taxi, hire a bicycle, rent a “xich lo”- Vietnamese cycle if do not feel like walking around the site.

Emperors Tombs:

There are several tombs of ancient emperors scattering along the Perfume River: such as Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, etc. On Cam Khe Hill, Minh Mang Tomb was built in 1843, with the area of 18 hectare, 3-meter-high defended wall, and nearly 20 architectural constructions. Lying in the middle of a pine forest, Tu Duc Tomb belongs to Duong Xuan Moutain, 8km far from Hue.


Featured in various songs and poems, Thien Mu Pagoda has become an essential part of Hue City. With the symbol of the octagonal 21-meter-high tower, the pagoda is the perfect combination of artificial architectural work and picturesque nature. Tourists can also visit other pagodas such as Tu Dam, Tu Hieu, Huyen Khong.

Hue Leggings

Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

What to do in Hue

Besides visiting ancient monuments and tombs, coming to Hue, you can also have a chance to bath and lying under the sun on the most wildly beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Thuan An and Lang Co beach are among the most wonderful ones, twinkling in sunshine with limpidly blue ocean and white silky sand. Moreover, there are some mineral hot springs available like Thanh Tan in Phong An, Phong Dien; where tourists can totally be relaxed after a long walking day.

At the height of 1450 meter; Bach Ma Mountain, 60km southern the city, represents the four-season type of weather of the temperate zone.

Many tour agencies also arrange a boat trip along Perfume River; in which tourists can witness the splendid sceneries while enjoy Hue specialties and watching royal art performance.

More: Hue Festival


Trang Tien Bridge on Perfume river

What to eat in Hue

Hue is the place where dining is not to satisfy human basic needs, but a form of art. Hue’s gastronomy is elegant, light and noble, different from other regions’ of Vietnam. Spices, especially chili, play an important role in Hue’s cooking and cuisine decorating art. Nowadays, consuming Hue dishes, it will be extremely interesting for everyone to know that they are trying what mostly were served to the Emperor in the past.

One of the dishes that you cannot miss in Hue is “com hen”- rice with baby clams- a very simple and low-priced specialty. A bowl of “com hen” will bring you the sweet-smelling flavor of rice and herbs, mixed with the buttery, sour, bitter taste of spices, grease, baby clams.

Other flour-based dishes are worth trying: banh bot loc (rice pastry with meat and shrimp), banh la cha tom (soft pastry wrapped in leaves with meat, shrimp, and egg), banh hot thit quay (roast pork pastry), banh la (sweet sticky rice wrapped in leaves)… Bun thit nuong (rice vermicelli with grilled meat), Bun bo gio heo (rice vermicelli with beef and pork) are loved by many tourists.

Hue is also famous for its extraordinary special “che”- sweet soups. There are nearly 50 kinds of “che”, from the simple, common to elaborate ones. Four typical kinds of “che” that Hue citizens most proud of are: che khoai tia (purple sweet potatoes sweet soup), che long nhan boc hat sen (longan wrapped in lotus seed sweet soup), che troi nuoc nhan tom thit (floating sticky rice cake with shrimp sweet soup) and che dau van bot loc (bean and rice pastry sweet soup).

Read 5 Must-try food in Hue for more ideas about what food to try while you are in Hue.

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