coloration

Definitions of coloration
  1. noun
    appearance with regard to color
    “her healthy coloration
    synonyms: colouration
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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
  2. noun
    choice and use of colors (as by an artist)
    synonyms: colouration
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    choice, option, pick, selection
    the act of choosing or selecting
  3. noun
    the timbre of a musical sound
    synonyms: color, colour, colouration
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    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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