ETYM Written also colour.
1. A visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; SYN. colour, coloring, colouring.
2. Interest and variety and intensity; SYN. colour, vividness.
3. The timbre of a musical sound; SYN. colour.
4. A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks); SYN. colour, people of color, people of colour.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for color.
The quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength; SYN. chromaticity.
ETYM Old Eng. shade, shadewe, schadewe, as. sceadu, scead; akin to os. skado, Dutch schaduw, Old High Germ. scato, (gen. scatewes), German schatten, Goth. skadus, Irish and Gael. sgath, and probably to Greek skotos darkness. Cf. Shadow, Shed a hat.
1. A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; SYN. tint, tincture, tone.
2. Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; SYN. shadiness, shadowiness.
3. Something that protects from direct sunlight.