[ kuhl-er-ing ]
See synonyms for coloring on
  1. the act or method of applying color.

  2. appearance as to color: healthy coloring.

  1. a substance used to color something: food coloring made from vegetable dyes.

  2. aspect or tone: The ethical coloring of the story balanced the rawness of its language.

  3. specious appearance; show.

Origin of coloring

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at color, -ing1

Other words from coloring

  • non·col·or·ing, adjective, noun

Words Nearby coloring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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