coloring

noun col·or·ing \ ˈkə-lə-riŋ \

Definition of coloring

1 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
d :change of appearance (as by adding color)
3 :color 4

Examples of coloring in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of coloring

15th century

coloring Synonyms

Synonyms
color, colorant, pigment, dye, dyestuff, stain
Antonyms
meiosis, understatement
Related Words
tint, toner; cast, hue, shade, tinge
Near Antonyms
belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthing

COLORING Defined for English Language Learners

coloring

noun

Definition of coloring for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COLORING Defined for Kids

coloring

noun col·or·ing \ ˈkə-lə-riŋ \

Definition of coloring for Students

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


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