Definition of colouristic in English:

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Pronunciation: /kʌləˈrɪstɪk/
(US coloristic)


1Showing special use of colour: his great colouristic wallpapers
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  • She had the colouristic sensibility of an English watercolourist, with the ability to evoke spatial extension, often with something mysterious and luminous going on in the water or the sky.
  • Isn't his work repellent in its madness, whatever the colouristic skill of the paintings, whatever the occasional sublimity of the prose?
  • They were the first to use diluted glaze for colouristic effect, contrasting it with the sharper, denser relief glaze line.
1.1Having or showing a variety of musical or vocal expression: the choir’s colouristic resources
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  • Her soprano has winning qualities of freshness and purity, but the voice, at least as she uses it, has little coloristic or emotional variety.
  • They are just as observant of dynamic, expressive and colouristic detail, but the sound they make, enhanced by beautiful state-of-the-art recording, is much easier on the ear.
  • In the late 1980s, to the ears of an angry young man, a lot of English music seemed to concentrate on colouristic dynamism, display of technique, and filling time with rapid successions of clever sonic gestures.



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  • They interact visually with a background composed of abstract patterns in grayed hues, which echo the scrolls graphically and coloristically.
  • And Maazel achieves all this while conducting from memory, even when the score is an obscure, rhythmically tricky, and coloristically subtle one.
  • The painting is both visually accurate and coloristically interesting, rendered as it is in a subjective combination of blues, greens, gold and lavender.

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