Definitions

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  • n. the state of being colorless

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being without color or distinctive hue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the visual property of being without chromatic color

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I have visions of turning into a spectral gray, a mass of colorlessness, a vanguard of lost youth, haunted and hovering over the living with warnings of doing all that you can now.

    Countdown

  • At intermission, I overheard a listener complain about an emotional colorlessness despite the piece's exciting surface.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Jonathan Biss Beats the CRIS

  • When Sean Hayes, from Will & Grace, made his Broadway debut in Promises, Promises playing a heterosexual man, the New York Times theater review included these lines: "his emotions often seem pale to the point of colorlessness ... his relationship with [his costar Kristin] Chenoweth feels more like that of a younger brother than a would-be lover and protector."

    Out Of Focus

  • Setoodeh stands by his criticism of Hayes 'performance -- not his audience -- and points out that the New York Times theater critic wrote "his emotions often seem pale to the point of colorlessness ... his relationship with [his costar Kristin] Chenoweth feels more like that of a younger brother than a would-be lover and protector."

    Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh Defends 'Homophobic' Piece, Will Visit 'Glee' Set

  • It looked very wrong amidst the bright blue river and lush green banks, a sudden shock of colorlessness.

    Every little thing in the world

  • I like the unripe, slightly salty melon of Vanille Galante, the cold lily note, the almost non-existence of vanilla, the pure, calm water in which the ingredients serenely flow, the pastel colorlessness of it all.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Kurkdjian's sumptuous touch shows through the apparent purity of the fragrance, which makes its transparency warm and its colorlessness interesting.

    Kenzo Eau de Fleur Magnolia: Perfume Review

  • Something about being ill on the cusp of spring… By March I have already had more brown and gray than I can stand, but fever and congestion bring a whole new dimension to the colorlessness I already feel.

    Polka Dot Cottage » Delusions of Springtime (and a winner!) » Print

  • For a moment, it rendered me sightless until something emerged from the colorlessness.

    Energy Eater, from King David

  • Both types of oil were known for their light-reflecting properties, drying capabilities, and easy availability, and each could be purified to colorlessness.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

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