colored

adjective
col·​ored | \ˈkə-lərd \

Definition of colored 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having color

2a : colorful

b : marked by exaggeration or bias

3a now often offensive : of a race other than the white especially : black sense 2b

b now often offensive : of mixed race

4 now often 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)

now often 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

adjective
col·​ored | \ˈkə-lərd \

Kids Definition of colored

: having color colored glass brightly-colored birds

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