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

Derived forms: colorings

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, modify, ornament, rationalise [Brit], rationalize, touch, touch on, visual property, work

Antonym: colorlessness [US]

Encyclopedia: Coloring