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col|or|ing
col|or|ing «KUHL uhr ihng», noun.
1. the way in which a person or thing is colored; coloration: »

The fisherman had a ruddy coloring.

2. a substance used to color; pigment.
3. a colored work.
4. Figurative. an outward or false appearance: »

The story had the coloring of truth, but we knew we could not believe it.

Also, especially British, colouring.

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