Definitions

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  • v. To exaggerate.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ colour

Examples

  • He was affected after a minute, face to face with his actual comrade, by the impulse to overcolour.

    The Ambassadors

  • st. ixSome overcolour, some overpressure of the phrase remains here: so in st. xiii: —Keats has not yet reached the self-restraint and clearness of his latest work.

    Notes

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