Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To color to excess or too highly; hence, to exaggerate.
- v. transitive alternative spelling of overcolour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To color too highly.
- over- + color (Wiktionary)
“If you think I overcolor this matter of the young girl's book, hear this, which there are others, as I just said, besides myself, will tell you is strictly true.”
“Otherwise, the sketch is exactly accurate, and is here presented as the unprejudiced description and estimate of a foreign gentleman, who had no inducement, such as might be attributed to a Southern writer, to overcolor his portrait.”
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