Definition of colour type in English:

colour type

(US color type)


  • 1A type or category in respect of colour.

  • 2Printing. In form colourtype. A process for printing colour pictures by the use of three plates or blocks, one for each primary colour; a picture printed by this process. Now historical.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. From colour + type.


colour type

/ˈkʌlə tʌɪp/