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coloring

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1 a substance used to color other materials
  • added more coloring to the buttercream frosting to get the perfect shade of blue

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2 the hue or appearance of the skin and especially of the face
  • the pale coloring of people of Irish descent

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3 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts
  • the unexciting facts were given a sensational coloring in the local news

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coloring

verb
present participle of color

Synonyms & Antonyms of coloring (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give color or a different color to
  • per the couple's request, the baker used natural ingredients like beet juice and tumeric to color the icing for the wedding cake

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2 to add to the interest of by including made-up details
  • he gave a highly colored version of a rather mundane experience

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4 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment)
  • she colored after hearing the nasty remarks about her weight

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The first known use of coloring was in the 15th century

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“Coloring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/coloring. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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