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Coloration   /kˌələrˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The timbre of a musical sound.  Synonyms: color, colour, colouration.
Appearance with regard to color.  Synonym: colouration.
Choice and use of colors (as by an artist).  Synonym: colouration.

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"Coloration" Quotes from Famous Books

... degrees. Probably it is not the quantity of vapour, but the manner in which it is diffused, and more or less dissolved in the air, which determines the scintillation. The latter is invariably attended with a coloration of light. It is remarkable enough, that, in northern countries, at a time when the atmosphere appears perfectly dry, the scintillation is most decided in very cold weather.) It was curious that the vapour did not affect the ...
— Equinoctial Regions of America • Alexander von Humboldt

... the Cathedral of Notre-Dame Paris, from the Pont des Arts." It pleased him by the coloration of the old houses in front of Notre-Dame, and the reflections in the water of the Seine, and the elusive blueness of the twin towers amid the pale grey clouds of a Parisian sky. A romantic scene! He wanted ...
— Clayhanger • Arnold Bennett

... green globe, its new world, it begins to sink a well perpendicularly into the sphere. I have often seen it halfway in, wriggling its tail in the effort to work the quicker. In a short time the grub disappears and is at home. The point of entry, minute, but always easily recognizable by its brown coloration on the pale green background of the pea, has no fixed location; it may be at almost any point on the surface of the pea, but an exception is usually made of the lower half; that is, the hemisphere whose pole is formed by ...
— A Book of Exposition • Homer Heath Nugent

Words linked to "Coloration" :   depigmentation, quality, colour, tone, pigmentation, hair coloring, colouring, timber, selection, choice, pick, coloring, warning coloration, option, timbre

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