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color

col·or

color

 
 
pronunciation:
kuh lr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the visible aspect of an object, other than form or size, that depends on the hue, chroma, or brightness of light that it reflects or emits.
 
synonyms:
hue, tint
similar words:
cast, chroma, coloration, dye, pigment, shade, tincture, tinge, tone
definition 2: that which is used to impart color, such as dye or paint.
synonyms:
colorant, coloring, dye, paint, pigment
similar words:
crayon, dyestuff, stain, tint
definition 3: skin complexion, esp. of one's face.
He has better color today.
synonyms:
coloring, complexion
similar words:
appearance, cast, tan
definition 4: nonwhite skin pigmentation.
similar words:
race
definition 5: a flushing or reddening, esp. of the face; blush.
synonyms:
blush, flush
similar words:
bloom, glow
definition 6: vividness, esp. details of culture, speech, and behavior occurring in a specific place.
The small town had charming local color.
synonyms:
ambiance
similar words:
atmosphere, culture, surroundings
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: colored, coloring, colors
definition 1: to impart color to.
synonyms:
dye, paint, tincture, tinge, tint
antonyms:
blanch
similar words:
blacken, brighten, daub, illuminate, imbue, pigment, redden, stain, suffuse, tan
definition 2: to alter the tone or character of.
The event was adversely colored by the news report.
synonyms:
affect, alter, change, influence
similar words:
bias, corrupt, doctor, pollute, prejudice, sway, taint, warp
definition 3: to misrepresent.
synonyms:
distort, misrepresent, shade, twist, warp
similar words:
disguise, doctor, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, mislead, misstate, overstate, pervert, slant, taint, varnish, whitewash
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to blush or flush with changed skin tone, esp. in the face.
synonyms:
blush, flush, redden
similar words:
mantle
definition 2: to change color.
similar words:
blacken, brighten, dye, mantle, pale, pigment, shade, stain, whiten
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  • colorful:
    having many colors or having bright colors.
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some descriptions of colors
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