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[rohz-kuhl-erd] /ˈroʊzˌkʌl ərd/
of rose color; rosy.
bright; promising; cheerful:
a rose-colored prospect of happiness.
optimistic; sanguine:
a rose-colored belief that things will turn out well.
Origin of rose-colored
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Laura astonished Homesworth the first Sunday of this visit, with her rose-colored toilet.

    Real Folks Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • His eyes were large, the eyes of a woman, prominent and rose-colored.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • They never borrow trouble, and everything is rose-colored in their eyes!

  • She picked up a chip of rose-colored cedar and sniffed it daintily.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • Richard wore a rose-colored tunic of satin, belted with jewels.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
Word Origin and History for rose-colored

"optimistic," 1854, from rose (n.1) on the notion of "something uncommonly beautiful."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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