coloring book


Definition of coloring book 

: a book of line drawings for coloring (as with crayons)

Examples of coloring book in a Sentence

I bought my son a new coloring book.

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At the end of the visit, Rahn and Simpson gave Goss a canvas bag containing enough Eskenazi coloring books and colored pencils for all of the students. Brittani Howell, The Seattle Times, "Indiana University art museum brings exhibits to schools," 9 Feb. 2018 Witnesses also said Kimble often purchased items for the children including underwear and coloring books. Amanda Marrazzo,, "Wonder Lake man faces new child sex abuse charges," 5 June 2018 Full-color illustrations in the ‘Victorian Houses’ architecture coloring book. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "The Latest Real-Estate Trend? Coloring Books for Grown-Ups," 30 May 2018 One wall was adorned with pictures that appeared to come from coloring books. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "First lady offers a glimpse of herself as she gets firsthand look at migrant children," 28 June 2018 In the front of the store, between racks of plush slippers and coloring books, a yellow bucket caught drips from Tuesday’s rainstorm through a leaky roof. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "Last Indianapolis area Toys R Us stores are closing their doors," 26 June 2018 Lopez's staff had gathered donated items, like diapers and coloring books, and planned to shuttle the women and children to the Greyhound station later that evening. NBC News, "In the chaos of Trump's policy reversal, families aren't split but monitored," 24 June 2018 The company creates a variety of products including dolls, toys, backpacks, and coloring books based on conventional characters from children’s stories, including elves and princesses. Maria Cramer,, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your trademark restrictions," 5 June 2018 In his car, Oswald had a teddy bear, diapers, coloring books, pacifiers and condoms, the report said. Annie Martin,, "Man who posted about 'sexy boys' at Central Florida elementary school arrested, police say," 15 May 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coloring book was in 1849

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English Language Learners Definition of coloring book

: a book of pictures that you color in with crayons, markers, etc.

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Kids Definition of coloring book

: a book of drawings made in solid lines for coloring

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