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coloring

noun col·or·ing \ˈkə-lə-riŋ\

: the act of adding colors to something (such as a picture in a coloring book)

: something that produces color

: the color of a person's skin and hair

Full Definition of COLORING

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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)
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:  color 4
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Examples of COLORING

  1. Her favorite activities include playing with stuffed animals and coloring.
  2. Our product contains no artificial coloring or flavoring.
  3. She added some blue food coloring to the icing.
  4. This scarf will look great with your coloring.
  5. He has very light coloring.

First Known Use of COLORING

14th century
COLORING Defined for Kids

coloring

noun col·or·ing \ˈkə-lə-riŋ\

Definition of COLORING for Kids

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:  the act of applying colors <His favorite activities are doing puzzles and coloring.>
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:  something that produces color <This cookie has no artificial coloring.>
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:  the effect produced by the use of color <His paintings are famous for their bright coloring.>
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:  natural color <The cat has beautiful coloring.>
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:  complexion <That red shirt looks great with your coloring.>

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