- 1The appearance of something with regard to colour: some bacterial structures take on a purple colorationMore example sentences
- The remaining water was soupy-yellow, and a matching coloration stained the sides of the tub an inch or two above the water.
- He wanted to know what was causing the colouration and the reason for it.
- And before we go elsewhere, focus on the colors, in particular the distinct colorations of the buildings in the city.
- 1.1The natural colouring of animals or plants: the red coloration of many maplesMore example sentences
- Bright coloration of males in many animal species has inspired researchers for more than a century.
- Broadbills are small to medium-sized birds with a big head, a wide bill and often bright coloration (greens, reds, blues, etc.).
- The ventral coloration is as distinctive and unique in these whales as fingerprints are in humans.
- 1.2A scheme of applying colour in art: the coloration of the drawingMore example sentences
- As in Mantegna, whom he admired, Burne-Jones's drawing and coloration are sharp and pellucid.
- Black washes can also be applied to mask sharp differences in coloration and bring everything together.
- Robert Hughes, the art critic, has pointed to Matisse, because of the delicacy of the outlining and colouration.
- 2The pervading character or tone of something: the productions have taken on a political colorationMore example sentences
- While Zionism attempted to give itself a socialist colouration, its differences with socialism were of a fundamental character.
- Since the foundation of the state of Israel, Labour has been central to the Zionist project, giving a democratic and even socialist colouration to what was always a fundamentally reactionary programme.
- It should be noted that the Copenhagen Consensus is not a group with any particular political coloration.
- 2.1A variety of musical or vocal expression: the subtle colorations of big-box speakersMore example sentences
- His dramatic vocal colorations leave no one in doubt that as Emperor of the Tartars he can command an army.
- The sheer technical control was staggering - the seamless transitions from head to chest registers, the fine thread of focused tone floating on the breath, the subtle coloration of words.
- It is a complete performance, dramatic but not histrionic, with a range of vocal colouration some much better known singers would do well to emulate.
early 17th century: from late Latin coloratio(n-), from colorare 'to colour'.
More definitions of colorationDefinition of coloration in:
- The US English dictionary