col·​or·​if·​ic ˌkə-lə-ˈri-fik How to pronounce colorific (audio)
: capable of communicating color

Word History


borrowed from New Latin colorificus, from Latin color color entry 1 + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colorific was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Colorific.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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