Simple Definition of coloration
biology : the color or patterns of color on an animal or plant
: the colors of an object (such as a piece of artwork or furniture)
: a quality or characteristic
Full Definition of coloration
2 a : characteristic quality <the newspapers … took on the former coloration of the magazine — L. B. Seltzer> b : aspect suggesting an attitude <the chameleon talent for taking on the intellectual coloration of whatever idea he happened to fasten onto — Budd Schulberg>
3 : subtle variation of intensity or quality of tone <a wide range of coloration from the orchestra>
Examples of coloration in a sentence
the coloration of a flower
the bright yellow coloration of the curtains
wine glasses with circle designs and blue and green colorations
He attempted to give a religious coloration to the war.
First Known Use of coloration
COLORATION Defined for Kids
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