Synonyms for (noun) color

Synonyms: color, colour

Definition: the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: gloss, semblance, color, colour

Definition: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

Usage: he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity; he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction; the situation soon took on a different color

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: color, coloring, colour, colouring

Definition: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

Usage: a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light

Similar words: visual property

Definition: an attribute of vision


Synonyms: color, coloration, colour, colouration

Definition: the timbre of a musical sound

Usage: the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music

Similar words: quality, timber, timbre, tone

Definition: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

Usage: the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely; the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet


Synonyms: vividness, color, colour

Definition: interest and variety and intensity

Usage: the Puritan Period was lacking in color; the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

Similar words: interest, interestingness

Definition: the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

Usage: they said nothing of great interest; primary colors can add interest to a room


Synonyms: color, colour

Definition: (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

Usage: each flavor of quarks comes in three colors

Similar words: form, kind, sort, variety

Definition: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Usage: sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?


Synonyms: people of color, people of colour, color, colour

Definition: a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)

Similar words: race

Definition: people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock

Usage: some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings


Synonyms: color, coloring material, colour, colouring material

Definition: any material used for its color

Usage: she used a different color for the trim

Similar words: material, stuff

Definition: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

Usage: coal is a hard black material; wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Synonyms for (verb) color

Synonyms: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner

Usage: The shirts discolored

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

Definition: add color to

Usage: The child colored the drawings; Fall colored the trees; colorize black and white film

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: distort, tinge, color, colour

Definition: affect as in thought or feeling

Usage: My personal feelings color my judgment in this case; The sadness tinged his life

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?


Synonyms: color, colour, gloss

Definition: give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

Usage: color a lie

Similar words: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success


Synonyms: color, colour, emblazon

Definition: decorate with colors

Usage: color the walls with paint in warm tones

Similar words: embellish, decorate, beautify, adorn, grace, ornament

Definition: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

Usage: Decorate the room for the party; beautify yourself for the special day


Synonyms: color, colour

Definition: modify or bias

Usage: His political ideas color his lectures

Similar words: act upon, work, influence

Definition: have and exert influence or effect

Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate