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col·or·ing

 (kŭl′ər-ĭng)
n.
1. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
2. A substance used to color something.
3. Appearance with regard to color.
4. Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
5. False or misleading appearance.

col•or•ing

(ˈkʌl ər ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or method of applying color.
2. appearance as to color: healthy coloring.
3. a substance used to color something: food coloring.
4. aspect or tone.
5. specious appearance; show.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coloring - a digestible substance used to give color to foodcoloring - a digestible substance used to give color to food; "food color made from vegetable dyes"
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
2.coloring - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflectcoloring - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
visual property - an attribute of vision
primary color, primary colour - any of three colors from which all others can be obtained by mixing
heather mixture, heather - interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color
mottle - an irregular arrangement of patches of color; "it was not dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki and black and olive-green"
tint, shade, tincture, tone - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
achromatic color, achromatic colour - a color lacking hue; white or grey or black
coloration, colouration - appearance with regard to color; "her healthy coloration"
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
3.coloring - the act or process of changing the color of something
change of color - an act that changes the light that something reflects
tinting - the act of adding a tinge of color; "the hairdresser gave her hair a modest tinting"
hair coloring - the act of dyeing or tinting one's hair
dyeing - the use of dye to change the color of something permanently

coloring

noun
1. Something that imparts color:
2. Skin tone, especially of the face:
Translations
zbarvení
farvelægning
väritys
put
着色
착색
färgning
การให้สี
việc tô màu

coloring

تَلْوِين zbarvení farvelægning Färbung χρωματισμός color, colorido väritys coloration put colorazione 着色 착색 teint fargelegging kolorowanie coloração окрас färgning การให้สี boyama việc tô màu 外貌

coloring

n colorante m; food — colorante alimentario or de alimentos
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As a matter of fact the iguanas are harmless, their shape and coloring being designed to protect them.
Kearney that day--in the woods--went away," said Christie, faintly coloring.
It is a heavy annoyance to a writer, who endeavors to represent nature, its various attitudes and circumstances, in a reasonably correct outline and true coloring, that so much of the mean and ludicrous should be hopelessly mixed up with the purest pathos which life anywhere supplies to him.
If Jurgis lost only his time, it was because he had nothing else to lose; whenever a smooth-tongued agent would tell him of the wonderful positions he had on hand, he could only shake his head sorrowfully and say that he had not the necessary dollar to deposit; when it was explained to him what "big money" he and all his family could make by coloring photographs, he could only promise to come in again when he had two dollars to invest in the outfit.
Don't mention it, Sandy," says I, coloring up a little; "I wouldn't have had the family see it for any amount you are a mind to name.
Fortunately, you have not come to that music yet, for you would lose all your pretty coloring and nobody would know you when you returned to Paris.
The usurpations of the legislature might be so flagrant and so sudden, as to admit of no specious coloring.
Aramis reflected for a minute, and then said, coloring, "Will it be really rendering you a service, D'Artagnan?