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UK [ˈkʌlərɪŋ] / US noun
Word forms "colouring":
singular colouring plural colourings
a) [uncountable] the colour of someone's hair, skin, and eyes

She has the same colouring as her brother.

b) the colours of an object, animal, or plant

the protective colouring of butterflies

2) [countable/uncountable] a substance that you add to change the colour of something

food colouring

the use of additives and colourings

3) [uncountable] the activity of adding colour to a picture using pens, pencils etc

English dictionary. 2014.

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