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color US English

The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light

color US Thesaurus

the lights changed color

color bar US English

A social system in which a group of people (typically nonwhite) are denied access to the same rights, opportunities, and facilities as other people (typically white) on the basis of skin color

off-color US English

Somewhat indecent or in poor taste

oil color US English

Another term for oil paint.

off-color US Thesaurus

off-color jokes

body color US English

An opaque pigment

color-blind US English

Unable to distinguish certain colors, or (rarely in humans) any colors at all

color code US English

A system of marking things with different colors as a means of identification

color guard US English

A uniformed group, especially of soldiers, police officers, or school representatives, who parade or present their institution’s flag (and sometimes their national flag) on ceremonial occasions

color line US English

Another term for color bar111.

color phase US English

A genetic or seasonal variation in the color of the skin, pelt, or feathers of an animal

color wash US English

Colored calcimine or tempera

color wheel US English

A circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors

cross-color US English

Colored flashes of interference in a color television receiver caused by the misinterpretation of high-frequency luminance detail as color information

false color US English

Color added during the processing of a photographic or computer image to aid interpretation of the subject

flesh color US English

A light brownish pink

four-color US English

Denoting a color printing process using red, cyan (greenish blue), yellow, and black inks on separate plates that are serially transferred to the same sheet to produce images in full color

full color US English

The full range of colors

high color US English

A flushed complexion

local color US English

The customs, manner of speech, dress, or other typical features of a place or period that contribute to its particular character

tone color US English

Another term for timbre.

change color US English

Blanch or flush

color filter US English

A photographic filter that absorbs light of certain colors

color scheme US English

An arrangement or combination of colors, especially as used in interior decoration

color therapy US English

A system of alternative medicine based on the use of color, especially projected colored light

primary color US English

Any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing

color reversal US English

The process of producing a positive image directly from another positive

nonsolid color US English

A color simulated by a pattern of dots of other colors, extending the range of colors available

secondary color US English

A color resulting from the mixing of two primary colors

lend color to US English

Make something seem true or probable

under color of US English

Under the pretext of

color separation US English

Any of three negative images of the same subject taken through green, red, and blue filters and combined to reproduce the full color of the original

color temperature US English

The temperature at which a black body would emit radiation of the same color as a given object

person of color US English

A person who is not white or of European parentage

color-field painting US English

A style of American abstract painting prominent from the late 1940s to the 1960s that features large expanses of unmodulated color covering the greater part of the canvas. Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko were considered its chief exponents

three-color process US English

A means of reproducing natural colors by combining photographic images in the three primary colors

see the color of someone's money US English

Receive some proof that someone has enough money to pay for something

bicolor US English

Having two colors

recolor US English

Color again or differently

off color in off-color US English

Somewhat indecent or in poor taste

under color of in color US English

Under the pretext of

broken colour US English

A colour mixed or juxtaposed closely with another

colorblock US English

(In fashion and design) denoting or relating to an item characterized by contrasting blocks or panels of solid, typically bright color

colorfast US English

Dyed in colors that will not fade or be washed out

liver color in liver1 US English

A dark reddish brown

Queen's colour US English

(In the UK) a silk union flag carried by a particular regiment along with its regimental colour

school colors US English

A badge, cap, or other item in the distinctive colors of a particular school, typically awarded to a student who represents the school as a participant in a competitive sport

self-colored US English

Of a single uniform color

watercolor US English

Artists' paint made with a water-soluble binder such as gum arabic, and thinned with water rather than oil, giving a transparent color

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