colour in


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Verb1.colour in - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
blackwash - color with blackwash
parti-color, motley - make motley; color with different colors
polychrome, polychromise, polychromize - color with many colors; make polychrome
azure - color azure; "Morning azured the village"
empurple, purpurate, purple - color purple
aurify - turn golden
verdigris - color verdigris
pinkify - make pink
incarnadine - make flesh-colored
brown, embrown - make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
handcolor, handcolour - color by hand; "Some old photographs are handcolored"
tinct, tint, tinge, touch - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
pigment - color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph"
hue, imbue - suffuse with color
retouch - give retouches to (hair); "retouch the roots"
silver - make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair"
gray, grey - make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky"
tone - change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
blotch, mottle, streak - mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
Translations
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w>colour in

vt sepanmalen; (Art) → kolorieren

colour

(American) color (ˈkalə) noun
1. a quality which objects have, and which can be seen, only when light falls on them. What colour is her dress?; Red, blue and yellow are colours.
2. paint(s). That artist uses water-colours.
3. (a) skin-colour varying with race. people of all colours.
4. vividness; interest. There's plenty of colour in his stories.
adjective
(of photographs etc) in colour, not black and white. colour film; colour television.
verb
to put colour on; to paint. They coloured the walls yellow.
ˈcoloured adjective
1. having colour. She prefers white baths to coloured baths.
2. belonging to a dark-skinned race. There are only two white families living in this street – the rest are coloured.
noun
(sometimes used impolitely) a dark-skinned person especially of Negro origin.
ˈcolourful adjective
1. full of colour. a colourful pattern.
2. vivid and interesting. a colourful account of his experiences.
ˈcolouring noun
1. something used to give colour. She put pink colouring in the icing.
2. complexion. She had very high colouring (= a very pink complexion).
ˈcolourless adjective
1. without colour. Water is colourless.
2. not lively or interesting. a colourless young woman.
ˈcolours noun plural
1. the distinction of winning a place in the team in some sports. He won his cricket colours last season.
2. a flag. Army regiments salute the colours when on parade.
3. a tunic of certain colours worn by a jockey to show that his race-horse belongs to a certain person.
ˈcolour-blind adjective
unable to tell the difference between certain colours. As he was colour-blind he could not distinguish between red and green.
ˈcolour scheme noun
an arrangement or choice of colours in decorating a house etc.
ˌoff-ˈcolour adjective
not feeling well. He was a bit off-colour the morning after the party.
colour in
to put colour into (drawings etc). He coloured in all the oblong shapes on the page.
show oneself in one's true colours
to show or express one's real character, opinion etc. He pretends to be very generous but he showed himself in his true colours when he refused to give money to charity.
with flying colours
with great success. He passed his exam with flying colours.
References in classic literature ?
She said that everything had colour in her thought; the months of the year ran through all the tints of the spectrum, the days of the week were arrayed as Solomon in his glory, morning was golden, noon orange, evening crystal blue, and night violet.
And even then the visual impression was more of colour in a picture than of the forms of actual life.