re·​col·​or (ˌ)rē-ˈkə-lər How to pronounce recolor (audio)
recolored; recoloring; recolors

transitive verb

: to color (something) again or anew
Five of the designs were kept and in some cases recolored, others were created from scratch.Christopher Petkanas
… I try to explain the ineluctable lure that eclipses hold for me. Wherever totality occurs, the sudden midday darkness recolors the landscape and confounds the senses.Dava Sobel

Examples of recolor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a degree to which a ruling in Wright’s favor, separate from its implications for the future development of Bitcoin, would recolor and reframe its past too. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 23 Feb. 2024 That was part of the impetus to recolor the works with AI. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 Veteran customizers have mastered the art of wiping an acrylic solution across a fresh shoe to strip away the protective coating, then dipping their brush into a specialized leather paint to recolor different parts of the shoe. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 13 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recolor was in 1566

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Cite this Entry

“Recolor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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