col·or·a·tion / ˌkələˈrāshən/ • n. 1. a visual appearance with regard to color. some bacterial structures take on a purple coloration. ∎ the natural color or variegated markings of animals or plants: the red coloration of many maples. ∎ a scheme or method of applying color. 2. a specified pervading character or tone of something: the movement has taken on a fundamentalist coloration. ∎ a variety of musical or vocal expression: a skillful singer can do much with coloration.
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So coloratura (mus.) XIX. — It.; see -URE. colorific XVII. — F. or modL.
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