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Definition of coloring noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (colouring) noun
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a substance that is used to give a particular color to food red food coloring Contains no artificial coloring or flavoring.
  2. 2[uncountable] the color of a person's skin, eyes, and hair Blue looked good with her fair coloring. This face powder will enhance your natural coloring.
  3. 3[uncountable] the colors that exist in something, especially a plant or an animal insects with vivid yellow and black coloring She realized the coins were fake when the gold coloring began to rub off.
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