Definitions of coloring
  1. noun
    a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    synonyms: color, colour, colouring
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    achromaticity, achromatism, colorlessness, colourlessness
    the visual property of being without chromatic color
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    primary color, primary colour
    any of three colors from which all others can be obtained by mixing
    heather, heather mixture
    interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color
    an irregular arrangement of patches of color
    shade, tincture, tint, tone
    a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
    a color that has hue
    achromatic color, achromatic colour
    a color lacking hue; white or grey or black
    coloration, colouration
    appearance with regard to color
    complexion, skin color, skin colour
    the coloring of a person's face
    dithered color, dithered colour, nonsolid color, nonsolid colour
    a color produced by a pattern of differently colored dots that together simulate the desired color
    primary color for pigments, primary colour for pigments
    any of three pigments from which all colors can be obtained by mixing
    primary color for light, primary colour for light
    any of three primary colors of light from which all colors can be obtained by additive mixing
    a soft shade of a color
    a strong deep vividness of hue
    tinge, undertone
    a pale or subdued color
    black, blackness, inkiness
    the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    white, whiteness
    the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    gray, grayness, grey, greyness
    a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    red, redness
    red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    orange, orangeness
    orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow
    a pale pinkish orange color
    yellow, yellowness
    yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    blond, blonde
    a light grayish yellow to near white
    green, greenness, viridity
    green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    blue, blueness
    blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    purple, purpleness
    a purple color or pigment
    a light shade of red
    brown, brownness
    an orange of low brightness and saturation
    a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
    any of various pale or light colors
    complementary, complementary color
    either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    hair coloring
    coloring of the hair
    coloration of living tissues by pigment
    absence or loss of pigmentation (or less than normal pigmentation) in the skin or hair
    blondness, fairness, paleness
    the property of having a naturally light complexion
    rosiness, ruddiness
    a healthy reddish complexion
    achromasia, lividity, lividness, luridness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness
    unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    a sickly yellowish skin color
    the quality or state of being the color of tanned leather
    darkness, duskiness, swarthiness
    a swarthy complexion
    lightness or fairness of complexion
    protective coloration
    coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
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    visual property
    an attribute of vision
  2. noun
    the act or process of changing the color of something
    synonyms: colouring
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    the act of adding a tinge of color
    hair coloring
    the act of dyeing or tinting one's hair
    the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
    the act of giving a light tint to the hair
    (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
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    change of color
    an act that changes the light that something reflects
  3. noun
    a digestible substance used to give color to food
    synonyms: colouring, food color, food coloring, food colour, food colouring
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    food product, foodstuff
    a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
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