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General dictionaries General (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. colorism: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  2. colorism: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  3. colorism: Wordnik [home, info]
  4. Colorism (Sociology), Colorism (sociology), Colorism: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. colorism: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

(Note: See color for more definitions.)


Quick definitions from WordNet (color)

noun:  the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
noun:  a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect ("A white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light")
noun:  the timbre of a musical sound ("The recording fails to capture the true color of the original music")
noun:  interest and variety and intensity ("The Puritan Period was lacking in color")
noun:  (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
noun:  a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
noun:  an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading ("The situation soon took on a different color")
noun:  any material used for its color ("She used a different color for the trim")
verb:  modify or bias ("His political ideas color his lectures")
verb:  add color to ("The child colored the drawings")
verb:  gloss or excuse ("Color a lie")
verb:  decorate with colors ("Color the walls with paint in warm tones")
verb:  affect as in thought or feeling ("My personal feelings color my judgment in this case")
verb:  change color, often in an undesired manner ("The shirts discolored")
adjective:  having or capable of producing colors ("Color film")

▸ Also see color


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