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Noun: colouring  kú-lu-ring
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: coloring)
  1. A digestible substance used to give colour to food
    "colouring made from vegetable dyes";
    - coloring [US], food coloring [US], food colouring [Brit, Cdn], food color [US], food colour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit, transmit or reflect
    - color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], coloring [US]
     
  3. The act or process of changing the colour of something
    - coloring [US]
Verb: colour  kú-lu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: color)
  1. Add colour to
    "The child coloured the drawings"; "Fall coloured the trees"; "The child coloured in the drawings";
    - color [US], colorize [US], colorise [Brit], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], color in [US], colour in [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Affect as in thought or feeling
    "My personal feelings colour my judgment in this case"; "The sadness coloured his life";
    - tinge, color [US], distort
     
  3. Modify or bias
    "His political ideas colour his lectures";
    - color [US]
     
  4. Decorate with colours
    "colour the walls with paint in warm tones";
    - color [US], emblazon
     
  5. Give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
    "colour a lie";
    - color [US], gloss
     
  6. Change colour, often in an undesired manner
    "The shirts coloured";
    - discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], color [US]

Derived forms: colourings

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn], uncolored [US], uncoloured [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: act upon, adorn, affect, alter, apologise [Brit], apologize, bear on, bear upon, beautify, change, change of color [US], change of colour [Brit, Cdn], decorate, embellish, excuse, food product, foodstuff, grace, impact, influence, justify, modify, ornament, rationalise [Brit], rationalize, touch, touch on, visual property, work

Encyclopedia: Colouring

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