Definition of flesh colour in English:

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flesh colour


[mass noun]
1The colour of, or a colour resembling that of, a person’s skin: men with different flesh colours skin tones differ, so this lipliner might not be the perfect flesh colour for everyone
1.1A light brownish pink: go for a beige base rather than a flesh colour or baby pink
More example sentences
  • His face might have been painted by Lucien Freud; the flesh was, variously, yellow, grey, pink, green… any colour in fact but flesh colour.
  • By degrees the highest distant summits assumed a delicate, pink flesh color, and the red sun appeared behind the ponderous giants of the Bernese Alps.
  • She wears Willa Kim's unitard of gorgeous green blending to flesh color on the lower torso and legs, and a small jeweled green headpiece.



Pronunciation: /ˈflɛʃˌkʌləd/
Example sentences
  • Current favourites include my gunmetal grey dress by Gucci, a flesh-coloured silk dress with a huge rose corsage by Yves St-Laurent Rive Gauche, and a fabulous pure white dress by Versace.
  • Wearing a flesh-coloured foam helmet that gives her the proportions of a newborn, Lee performs an uncanny imitation of a baby in this almost dialogue-free exploration of the mother-child bond.
  • And who could forget the famous flesh-coloured, beaded dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when serenading ‘Mister President’ John Kennedy in 1962?

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