the color drained from someone's face

Definition of the color drained from someone's face

  1. —used to say that someone became very pale The color drained from her face when he told her there had been an accident.

Word by Word Definitions

colorplay
  1. :  a phenomenon of light (such as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects

    :  the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation (see saturation 4) for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

    :  a specific combination of hue, saturation, and lightness or brightness

  1. :  to give color to

    :  to change the color of (as by dyeing, staining, or painting)

    :  to change as if by dyeing or painting: such as

drainplay drained
  1. :  filter

    :  to draw off (liquid) gradually or completely

    :  to cause the gradual disappearance of

  1. :  a means (such as a pipe) by which usually liquid matter is drained

    :  the act of draining

    :  a gradual outflow or withdrawal :  depletion

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

faceplay
  1. :  the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of


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