1. a brand name for a system of making color motion pictures by means of superimposing the three primary colors to produce a final colored print.
  1. (often lowercase) flamboyant or lurid, as in color, meaning, or detail. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for technicolor

Contemporary Examples of technicolor

Historical Examples of technicolor

  • So when you blacklist us with the Society, please let me know—I want to take a tri-di in technicolor of you doing it.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Later, she asked him if he had been having a bad dream and he said it had been closer to a nightmare in technicolor.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase

  • Texitalia Films is planning a 60-minute technicolor documentary to start.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for technicolor


  1. trademark the process of producing colour film by means of superimposing synchronized films of the same scene, each of which has a different colour filter, to obtain the desired mix of colour
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Word Origin and History for technicolor

1946, transferred from Technicolor, trademark (reg. 1917 U.S.), from technical + color.

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