col·​or·​ist | \ ˈkə-lə-rist How to pronounce colorist (audio) , -lər-ist \

Definition of colorist

: one that colors or deals with color

Examples of colorist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delsarte, for example, is an outstanding colorist and draftsman whose works in the show – a painting and a drawing from the Davis collection – focus on dreamlike images of young black women. Steven Litt, cleveland, "‘Seen Unseen’ exhibit at Artists Archives in Cleveland highlights African-American artists, known and unknown," 20 Oct. 2019 Rimsky-Korsakov was perhaps the finest orchestral colorist between Berlioz and Richard Strauss. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Rimsky-Korsakov and His World’ Review: Celebrating a Russian Master," 8 Aug. 2018 Another factor is your colorist, which is why the consultation is so important. Taylor Bryant, Glamour, "How to Dye Curly Hair Without Damaging It," 19 Aug. 2019 By the time summer finally rolls around, most of us call our colorists to make one request: more highlights, please. Samantha Sasso,, "Gigi Hadid Loves This Low-Maintenance Hair Color For Summer, Too," 5 June 2019 Co-writers Nick Spencer and Mariko Tamaki, artist Jenn St-Onge, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli have partnered together for the project. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Exclusive: Find Out How Archie and Sabrina Started Dating in This "Riverdale"/"CAOS" Comics Crossover!," 19 July 2019 Check out an exclusive preview of Archie & Sabrina #1 below, written by Spencer and illustrated by artist Sandy Jarrell, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Jack Morelli. Christian Holub,, "Archie and Sabrina's romance creates drama in new comic preview," 11 June 2019 Stress however, seems to be a major factor in your hair going gray according to a number of colorists and hair experts. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "How to Properly Take Care of Graying Hair," 4 June 2019 Yet its core products, launched on the company’s website in June 2014 after a trial by top hair colorists such as Tracey Cunningham, quickly built a following. Christopher Yasiejko, Los Angeles Times, "L’Oreal owes Olaplex $91 million for stealing trade secrets," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of colorist

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colorist

borrowed from French coloriste, from Latin color color entry 1 + French -iste -ist entry 1

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The first known use of colorist was in 1685

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14 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Colorist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of colorist

: a painter who uses color in interesting and effective ways
: a person who dyes people's hair

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