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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Bored kids also count as distractions, so entertain them for hours with movies, coloring books, and car games, like these printable roadside bingo cards. Brigitt Earley, Woman's Day, "6 Ways to Stay Safe on Your Next Family Road Trip," 29 Nov. 2018 Volunteers have delivered coloring books and puzzles for the children along with black plastic bags filled with stuffed animals and other toys. Daniel González, azcentral, "Amid family-separation crisis, asylum seekers at the border face long waits, few options," 20 June 2018 Janet McFetridge, an American woman who lives about 5 miles from the Roxham Road border crossing, has visited the border almost daily over the past year to hand out hats, mittens, coats and coloring books for children. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "New Migrant Surge Tests Canada’s Welcoming Stance," 15 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of coloring book

1849, in the meaning defined above

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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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