coloration coloration  /ˌkə lə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the timbre of a musical sound
  2. (n) appearance with regard to color
  3. (n) choice and use of colors (as by an artist)



  1. Plants of Merit: Golden Japanese forest grass

    Golden Japanese forest grass thrives in full sun but also will tolerate partial shade. WHAT: Hakonechloa macra Aureola is also known as golden Japanese forest grass. Its long leaves move gracefully in the wind, and its coloration is a bright spot in any garden.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Angler leaves huge silver pike where he found it

    At about 3 p.m., Kevin Wolff spotted an unusually large fish in 5 feet of water. He knew it was potentially the largest pike he’d seen that week and that it had another special feature — its coloration.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


  1. "What is happening in Jos has taken the coloration of sheer wickedness and man's inhumanity to man," Jonathan said. "There's absolutely no justification for this."
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Goodluck Jonathan Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Things are changing with (the HBO series) coming up," Harris says. "It's a very conservative area - polite, good manners, very respectful. I blended really well before this. But I may lose my protective coloration a little bit."
    on May 7, 2008 By: Charlaine Harris Source: East Valley Tribune

  3. "Whether consumers are told that a product has an SPF rating at a specific level above 30, or that a product containing sunscreen helps prevent skin aging, or that a cosmetic containing sunscreen helps prevent freckling or uneven coloration - none...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: John Roberts Source: New York Times

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