Definition of colorific in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkələˈrifik/ /ˌkələˈrɪfɪk/


  • Having much color.

    ‘the colorific radiance of costume’
    • ‘Many coral species in the Red Sea are photosynthetic, which creates a colourific glory that is unsurpassed.’
    • ‘During this four-day session, students will discover the science of colour as they create colourific works of art including colour wheels, sun catchers, and tie dye T-shirts.’
    • ‘In a world where camera phones are competing to be colourific multimedia machines, this company has broken off in a fresh direction with their latest model.’


Late 17th century from French colorifique or modern Latin colorificus, from Latin color ‘color’.