colorize

verb
col·​or·​ize | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌrīz How to pronounce colorize (audio) , -lər-ˌīz \
colorized; colorizing

Definition of colorize

transitive verb

: to add color to (a black-and-white film) by means of a computer

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Other Words from colorize

colorization \ ˌkə-​lə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce colorization (audio) , -​lər-​ə-​ \ noun

Examples of colorize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths…typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Pumpkin sun: NASA shares image of jack-o’-lantern sun," 28 Oct. 2019 Walls are stone or stained wood, or those layered in gypsum plaster are colorized with beeswax and natural minerals. Janet Eastman, oregonlive, "Cannon Beach house with a garden roof was born to be green," 22 Sep. 2019 The fixture contains a photo, taken by Baxter and colorized by artist Dave Bamberg, of people in Tomball watching the train. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball’s tribute to Apollo 11 anniversary reflects community’s railroad history," 28 June 2019 From that information a series of algorithms is then able to determine the position of things like bone, fat, cartilage and other tissues, which are then colorized. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Check Out These Awesome New 3D, Full-Color X-Rays," 13 July 2018 The fixture contains a photo, taken by Baxter and colorized by artist Dave Bamberg, of people in Tomball watching the train. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball’s tribute to Apollo 11 anniversary reflects community’s railroad history," 28 June 2019 From that information a series of algorithms is then able to determine the position of things like bone, fat, cartilage and other tissues, which are then colorized. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Check Out These Awesome New 3D, Full-Color X-Rays," 13 July 2018 This one is colorized in shades of blue, purple and green. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites — and this scientist loves them," 2 Jan. 2018 The photos Marshall colorizes famously capture a moment on the cusp of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Photographs Documenting the Struggle for Women’s Suffrage Are Reimagined in Full Color," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of colorize

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colorize

color entry 1 + -ize

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16 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Colorize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colorization. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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