Thesaurus / off-color
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
The pink flowers are the largest while those of a yellow color are the smallest.
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
They are succeeded by kidney shaped capsules of a brown color.
Here convincing proof was given of Mme. Mesdag's accuracy, originality of interpretation, and her skill in the use of color.
This habit and the fact that she cares more for color than for drawing are the usual criticisms of her pictures.
In connection with this comes the consideration of slides and the finer modulations of tone-color, movement, and cadence.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The color (p. 027) of the seed also varies according to the varieties of the plant.
WORDS RELATED TO OFF-COLOR
- lowdown and dirty
- in bad taste
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