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ˈkʌl ər

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  1. color, colour(noun)

    the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

    veer, bring down, snub, turn off, edit out, burn, rationalize, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, slue, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, shorten, cut off, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, contract, foreshorten, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, tailor, turn out, disregard, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend

    unabridged, uncastrated, increased, imperforate, unpierced, undiluted, rough, unsheared, uncut

  2. semblance, gloss, color, colour(noun)

    an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"

    chime in, barge in, chisel in, break in, butt in, cut in, put in

  3. color, colour, coloring, colouring(noun)

    a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

    "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"

    authorised, classic, authorized, important, unequivocal, determinate, authoritative, definitive, classical

    implicit, nonstandard, inexplicit, inconclusive

  4. color, colour, coloration, colouration(noun)

    the timbre of a musical sound

    "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

    gain ground, get through, acquire, gain, deliver the goods, break through, win, get ahead, provide, make headway, pull ahead, come after, follow, pull round, pull through, bring home the bacon, advance, survive, come through, make it, succeed

  5. color, colour, vividness(noun)

    interest and variety and intensity

    "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"

    dial telephone, dial phone

  6. color, colour(noun)

    (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

    "each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"

    early spider orchid

  7. coloring material, colouring material, color, colour(noun)

    any material used for its color

    "she used a different color for the trim"

    psyllid, psylla, jumping plant louse

  8. discolor, discolour, colour, color(verb)

    change color, often in an undesired manner

    "The shirts discolored"

    reference point, type, role, reference, cite, case, eccentric, fictitious character, theatrical role, fibre, reference work, address, acknowledgment, quality, point of reference, fictional character, reference book, quotation, part, computer address, grapheme, denotation, consultation, source, fiber, book of facts, character, persona, extension, mention, citation, graphic symbol, character reference, credit, lineament

  9. color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in(verb)

    add color to

    "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"

    name, touch, announce, mention, have-to doe with, consult, advert, touch on, bring up, denote, come to, relate, refer, pertain, cite, bear on, look up, concern

  10. tinge, color, colour, distort(verb)

    affect as in thought or feeling

    "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"

    root rot

  11. color, colour, gloss(verb)

    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

    "color a lie"

    rootstalk, rootstock, rhizome

  12. color, colour, emblazon(verb)

    decorate with colors

    "color the walls with paint in warm tones"

    sewed, stitched, sewn


  13. color, colour(verb)

    modify or bias

    "His political ideas color his lectures"

  14. color, colour(adj)

    having or capable of producing colors

    "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"

    genus Stylomecon


  1. colour(noun)

    tinge, influence, tint, call, blush, affect, paint, shade, stain, dye

  2. colour(noun)

    hue, blee

  3. colour(noun)

    blee, shade, hue

  4. colour(verb)

    To give something colour.

    We could colour the walls red.

    blee, shade, paint, call, tint, blush, dye, tinge, influence, affect, stain

  5. colour(verb)

    To apply colours to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using coloured markers or crayons.

    My son loves to colour.

    paint, influence, tint, affect, blush, stain, shade, call, dye, tinge

  6. colour(noun)

    Of a face: To become red through increased blood flow, implying due to strong emotion.

    Her face coloured as she realised her mistake.

    influence, dye, shade, tinge, stain, blush, call, affect, paint, tint

  7. colour(noun)

    To affect without completely changing.

    That interpretation certainly colours my perception of the book.

    race, ethnicity, blee, complexion, paint, affect, shade, tinge, stain, call, dye, tint, influence, blush

  8. colour(noun)

    To attribute a quality to.

    Colour me confused.

    interest, shade, affect, influence, call, tint, paint, dye, tinge, blush, stain

  9. colour(noun)

    : Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.


  10. colour(noun)

    A standard or banner.

    The loss of their colours destroyed the regiment's morale.

    standard, banner

  11. colour(noun)

    The system of colour television.

    This film is broadcast in colour.

    colour television

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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    My poetry colour is cosmos that executes cosmology.


    Beyond measure i.e. to a very great extent true love, quality education, equal rights and justice are really all we need to make the world a better place. Yes! you heard me right, although money is needed. But, it's not paramount. I mean, money alone cannot and will never make the world a better place. Thus, let's give or showcase true love, sound education, equal rights and justice to all and sundry regardless of sex, race, religion, tribe or colour IMHO in my humble (honest) opinion. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Jonar Nader:

    The only thing that bottled orange juice has going for it, is its attractive colour.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Jealousy lives stateless, having no language, caste, colour, and creed. It works in the minds, as like a termite, works in the wood, silently and peacefully.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When somebody calls you stupid, if your face turns red from anger, it means that a part of you believes in this! When you call a wise man stupid, his colour never changes!

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    • B. sodden
    • C. juiceless
    • D. steamy

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