Pronunciation: (kul'ur-ing), [key]
1. the act or method of applying color.
2. appearance as to color: healthy coloring.
3. a substance used to color something: food coloring made from vegetable dyes.
4. aspect or tone: The ethical coloring of the story balanced the rawness of its language.
5. specious appearance; show.
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