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[hahy-kuhl-erd] /ˈhaɪˈkʌl ərd/
deep in color; vivid.
flushed or red; florid:
a high-colored complexion.
Origin of high-colored
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was slender, clean-cut, high-colored, an undeniable patrician.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Gildin' is her favorite embellishment, and chromos, high-colored, and red.

  • Butler was a plain man of middle stature, strong-set, high-colored, with a head of sorrel hair.

  • The conversation of the Bunch was exclamatory, high-colored, full of references to people whom Babbitt did not know.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Fruit large, high-colored, melting, delicious; freestone; ripens in Georgia the last of June.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Was it not such an autumnal landscape as this which suggested our high-colored rugs and carpets?

    Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau
  • Marshall was amused at Henry's "high-colored eulogium on such a government."

  • No wonder that these small and high-colored apples are thought to make the best cider.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau
  • In the window of a little shop were two cups and saucers of thickish china, decorated in a high-colored rose pattern.

    Amy in Acadia Helen Leah Reed
  • But he interested her, and he was undeniably handsome, not in her father's way but with high-colored, almost dramatic good looks.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart

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