coloring

[ kuhl-er-ing ]
/ ˈkʌl ər ɪŋ /

noun

the act or method of applying color.
appearance as to color: healthy coloring.
a substance used to color something: food coloring made from vegetable dyes.
aspect or tone: The ethical coloring of the story balanced the rawness of its language.
specious appearance; show.

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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
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