Definition of colour film in English:

colour film

Pronunciation /ˈkʌlə ˌfɪlm/


  • 1A coloured coating or pellicle.

    Early uses in Photography refer to a coloured coating of collodion or gelatin.

  • 2A cinema film (or formerly a photograph) produced in natural colours.

  • 3A film suitable for producing colour photographs.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philip Hamerton (1834–1894), artist and essayist. From colour + film.