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[kuhl-uh-rahyz] /ˈkʌl əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), colorized, colorizing.
to cause to appear in color; enhance with color, especially by computer:
to colorize old black-and-white movies for television.
Origin of colorize
Related forms
colorization, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for colorize
  • If you colorize a public domain film, you can legally copyright the colorized version.
  • Seeing the pictures reminded me of our capacity to colorize memories, some not even our own.
  • Clicking on any image will allow the user to colorize the image with the slider.
  • The option exists to also false colorize the results.
  • One of her jobs was to tint sepia photographs with oil paints to colorize them.
  • Translucent plotting allows the user to tint or colorize an area without obscuring the underlying image or element.
  • Discussions ensued to stylize, simplify, and colorize the diagram.
British Dictionary definitions for colorize


(transitive) to add colour electronically to (an old black-and-white film)
Derived Forms
colourization, colourisation, (US) colorization, noun
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