1. a person who uses color skillfully.
  2. a painter who emphasizes color relationships in a work of art.
  3. a person who colors photographs.
  4. a hairdresser who is skilled in coloring or tinting hair.
  5. a musical performer or composer who is skilled in bringing musical color.

Origin of colorist

1680–90; color + -ist; compare French coloriste
Related formscol·or·is·tic, adjectivecol·or·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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