Definition of Coloration

1. Noun. The timbre of a musical sound. "The recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

Exact synonyms: Color, Colour, Colouration
Generic synonyms: Quality, Timber, Timbre, Tone

2. Noun. Appearance with regard to color. "Her healthy coloration"
Exact synonyms: Colouration
Generic synonyms: Color, Coloring, Colour, Colouring
Specialized synonyms: Hair Coloring, Pigmentation, Depigmentation, Protective Coloration

3. Noun. Choice and use of colors (as by an artist).
Exact synonyms: Colouration
Generic synonyms: Choice, Option, Pick, Selection
Derivative terms: Color, Color

Definition of Coloration

1. n. The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored.

Definition of Coloration

1. Noun. The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A musical term denoting: ¹

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Definition of Coloration

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coloration

color triangle
color tube
color up
color vision
color vision deficiency
color wash
color wheel
coloration (current term)
coloratura soprano

Literary usage of Coloration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"The Electrolytic Conductivity of Halogen Acid Solutions. By Dr. J. GIBSON. 2. On the Flame coloration and Spectrum of Nickel Compounds. ..."

2. Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection, with Some of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1891)
"Sexual selection as a supposed cause—Sexual coloration of birds—Cause of dull colours of female bird*—Relation of sex colour to nesting ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"On a peculiar Black, or Blue partial coloration of the Skin, which is sometimes observed in Women, particularly round the Eyelids. By LEROY DK MERICOURT. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"artificial coloration, it follows that if, in the manufacture, an authorized ingredient, which was artificially colored, was used so as to artificially ..."

5. African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American by Theodore Roosevelt (1910)
"One of the theories which has had a very great vogue of recent years is that of the protective coloration of animals. It has been worked out with a special ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In this way many species will acquire and retain a coloration that harmonizes with their environment as a whole or with some special part of it The degree ..."

7. An Investigation of Evolution in Chrysomelid Beetles of the Genus Leptinotarsa by William Lawrence Tower (1906)
"PHYLOGENY OF coloration. The first thorough and consistent attempt to study and trace the phylogeny of insect coloration was made by Darwin, who developed ..."

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