Definition of high color in US English:

high color

(also high coloring)


  • A flushed complexion.

    ‘he had a high color to his cheeks’
    • ‘Rei's face lost some of its high color and she got up to leave the room, but Jay reached her before she could reach the door.’
    • ‘His face, almost in profile, shows a high coloring that is close to feverish and no doubt reflects his consumptive state.’
    • ‘Like many other clichés, that of the rosbif, the beef-fed Englishman with a fleshy face and high colour, contains more than a grain of truth.’
    • ‘Judging from her high colour, she had definitely said it.’
    • ‘Mike also notices Martina's high color and agitation.’
    • ‘He had a prominent handlebar moustache and a high colour to his cheeks.’
    • ‘It is the face of a man of about forty, with a small beard and a high colour.’
    • ‘Cameron's long, solid face is red, but from the dancing look in his eyes, Danielle guesses that the high color comes from the cold wind outside, not from anger.’
    flush, blush, rosiness, pinkness, redness, crimson, scarlet, reddening, ruddiness, high colour
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