colouration

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: colouration

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n
appearance with regard to color
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n
the timbre of a musical sound
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: colouration
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n appearance with regard to color

Synonyms:
coloration
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hair coloring
coloring of the hair
pigmentation
coloration of living tissues by pigment
depigmentation
absence or loss of pigmentation (or less than normal pigmentation) in the skin or hair
protective coloration
coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
chromatism
abnormal pigmentation
melanoderma
abnormally dark skin caused by increased deposits of melatonin
poliosis
loss of color from the hair
aposematic coloration, warning coloration
conspicuous coloration or markings of an animal serving to warn off predators
apatetic coloration
coloring serving as natural camouflage
cryptic coloration
coloring that conceals or disguises an animal's shape
Type of:
color, coloring, colour, colouring
a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

n choice and use of colors (as by an artist)

Synonyms:
coloration
Type of:
choice, option, pick, selection
the act of choosing or selecting
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n the timbre of a musical sound

Synonyms:
color, coloration, colour
Type of:
quality, timber, timbre, tone
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

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coloration
colouration
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