[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. rose weevil,
  2. rose window,
  3. rose's position,
  4. rose, pete,
  5. rose-breasted grosbeak,
  6. rose-colored glasses,
  7. rose-coloured,
  8. rose-cut,
  9. rose-red,
  10. rose-root

Origin of rose-colored

First recorded in 1520–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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