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colouring

noun uk UK ( US coloring)   /ˈkʌl.ər.ɪŋ/ us    /-ɚ-/

colouring noun (APPEARANCE)

[S] the combined effect of a person's hair, skin, and eye colour: Their colouring is so totally different that you would never think they were sisters.

colouring noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C or U] a substance that is added to food or drink to change its colour artificially: It says on the label that no preservatives or artificial colourings have been added.
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