rose-colored

adjective

rose-col·​ored ˈrōz-ˌkə-lərd How to pronounce rose-colored (audio)
1
: having a rose color
2
: seeing or seen in a promising light : optimistic

Examples of rose-colored in a Sentence

an incurable optimist sees the world through a rose-colored perspective
Recent Examples on the Web The more rose-colored put a soft focus on Vacationland nostalgia—a lobster roll for lunch at McLoons on Sprucehead Island, an art director's fantasy of coastal quaint. Kevin West, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose-colored was in 1526

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“Rose-colored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose-colored. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

rose-colored

adjective
rose-col·​ored
-ˌkəl-ərd
1
: having a rose color
a lamp with a rose-colored shade
2
: optimistic
a rose-colored view of the problem
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