colored

adjective
col·​ored | \ ˈkə-lərd How to pronounce colored (audio) \

Definition of colored

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having color
b : marked by exaggeration or bias
3a dated, now offensive : of a race other than the white especially : black sense 2
b dated, now offensive : of mixed race
4 dated, now offensive : of or relating to persons of races other than the white or of mixed race

colored

noun, often capitalized
plural colored or coloreds

Definition of colored (Entry 2 of 2)

dated, now offensive
: a person of a race other than the white or of mixed race

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Examples of colored in a Sentence

Adjective We decorated the Christmas tree with colored lights. He gave a highly colored account of the events.

First Known Use of colored

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of colored was in the 14th century

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“Colored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colored. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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colored

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How to pronounce colored (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of colored

: having color : not black or white
: influenced by a person's feelings or prejudices
: of a race other than white

colored

adjective
col·​ored | \ ˈkə-lərd How to pronounce colored (audio) \

Kids Definition of colored

: having color colored glass brightly-colored birds

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