noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of applying colors b. something that produces color or color effects c. (1) the effect produced by applying or combining colors (2) natural color (3) complexion, coloration d. change of appearance (as by adding color) 2. influence, bias 3. color 4 4. timbre, quality

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  • coloring — col|or|ing [ kʌlərıŋ ] noun * 1. ) uncount the color of someone s hair and skin: She has the same coloring as her brother. a ) the colors of an object, animal, or plant: a project on the protective coloring of butterflies 2. ) count or uncount a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • coloring — col•or•ing [[t]ˈkʌl ər ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the act or method of applying color 2) appearance as to color: healthy coloring[/ex] 3) a substance used to color something: food coloring[/ex] 4) aspect or tone 5) specious appearance; show • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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