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  1. producing or imparting color.
  2. pertaining to color.
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Origin of colorific

First recorded in 1670–80; color + -i- + -fic
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Examples from the Web for colorific

Historical Examples

  • The Cenci is “a vulgar vocabulary of rottenness and reptilism” in an “odiferous, colorific and daisy-enamoured style.”

    Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats

    Barnette Miller

  • And the hundred tints of this verdure do not form the only colorific charms of the landscape.

  • Without this colorific value of words, we could express little more by speech than by the symbols of algebra.


    Richard Hovey

British Dictionary definitions for colorific


  1. producing, imparting, or relating to colour
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