colouring

Primary Meanings of colouring

1.
n
a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
2.
n
the act or process of changing the color of something
3.
n
a digestible substance used to give color to food
Full Definitions of colouring
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n a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

Synonyms:
color, coloring, colour
Antonyms:
achromaticity, achromatism, colorlessness, colourlessness
the visual property of being without chromatic color
Types:
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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
mottle
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
mellowness
a soft shade of a color
richness
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
salmon
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
pink
a light shade of red
brown, brownness
an orange of low brightness and saturation
olive
a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
pastel
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
pigmentation
coloration of living tissues by pigment
depigmentation
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)
sallowness
a sickly yellowish skin color
tawniness
the quality or state of being the color of tanned leather
darkness, duskiness, swarthiness
a swarthy complexion
whiteness
lightness or fairness of complexion
protective coloration
coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
Type of:
visual property
an attribute of vision
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n the act or process of changing the color of something

Synonyms:
coloring
Types:
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tinting
the act of adding a tinge of color
hair coloring
the act of dyeing or tinting one's hair
dyeing
the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
rinse
the act of giving a light tint to the hair
staining
(histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
Type of:
change of color
an act that changes the light that something reflects
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n a digestible substance used to give color to food

Synonyms:
coloring, food color, food coloring, food colour, food colouring
Type of:
food product, foodstuff
a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

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