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1. A painter skilled in achieving special effects with color.
2. A hairdresser who specializes in dyeing hair.
3. An artist who adds color and shading to black-and-white art, as in a graphic novel or comic book.

col′or·is′tic adj.


(ˈkʌl ər ɪst)

1. a person who uses or works with color.
2. a hairdresser who colors women's hair.
col`or•is′tic, adj.
col`or•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.


an artist who uses color or who is distinguished by the way in which he uses color.
See also: Art
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Noun1.colorist - a painter able to achieve special effects with color
painter - an artist who paints
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Perhaps the most coloristic components of language reside in consonants, which, in the pedagogy of singing, regrettably are regarded as the ugly stepsisters of vowels--seen as roadblocks that interrupt the golden tone rather than signposts that illuminate its glory.
The endlessly pilloried Fauvist dispensations exemplified by that work opened tremendous coloristic vistas to us, as did the artist's Red Studio, 1911, and Wassily Kandinsky's astonishing Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love II), 1912.
One of her wings hangs loosely, she squats; her chicks are beneath her, except for a few who've escaped or are about to escape; she's painted with great vigor and coloristic truth, and her chicks very softly: their down, their innocence, the giddiness of the newly hatched are here.
Though there are often many small compositions on a program, these pieces are held together by an easily understood common thread and are made even more interesting by the varying coloristic palette that different combinations of instruments and voice allow.
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