Definition of rose-coloured in English:



  • 1Of a warm pink colour.

    ‘rose-coloured silks’
    • ‘In addition to caressing her slim body like another layer of skin, the teddy is made of a warm rose-colored silk that brings out some much-needed extra color in her cheeks.’
    • ‘She looked smart in her Napoleon-shaped hat, and a silk rose-coloured scarf pinned with a cameo brooch, when we went to the town for provisions to stock the larder.’
    • ‘Konah watched as his mother's deft hand wove in and out in an ornate pattern, transforming even the beautiful soft rose-coloured silk into something far more lovely.’
    • ‘Looking with disgust at the clothing she was going to have to put on, she sighed and began to remove the beautiful rose-coloured silk robes.’
    • ‘The canopy's rose-colored silk gauze panels flow from a circular hoop with a rainbow-colored silk top, secured with roses and pink ribbon streamers.’
    • ‘A eunuch hurried into the room with a long-sleeved silk tunic and a rose-colored mantle, carrying them with great care, as if they were fragile.’
    • ‘The mush hit the prelate below the ermine, where the rose-colored moirée silk masses of the gathered cappa magna hung in sumptuous folds.’
    • ‘I picked out a rose-colored silk blouse and a pair of jeans to wear.’
    • ‘Now they carried the 60 feet of pale rose-colored moiré silk to the pit and held them high above the mud.’
    • ‘She wore a matching rose-colored hanbok that had embroidered flowers stitched into the soft silk.’
    • ‘The tree with its baubles and decorations, the table laid with delicious fare - no meat, of course - and the table lamp, paraffin burning, filling the room with a warming, cosy, rose-coloured glow.’
    • ‘We passed a dune-buggy station: coffee, snacks and quad-bikes with fat tyres for riders seeking the adrenalin-jolts of roaring up and down the rose-coloured hillocks of sand.’
    • ‘She was regal in a rose-coloured, floral-accented outfit, and took the audience on a journey through moods of despair and pain to the joy of liberation.’
    • ‘There was a dress I liked - yes - there it was, an old rose-coloured one with a frilled skirt.’
    • ‘She arrived on the red carpet at the New York Public Library in a rose-coloured Oscar de la Renta with a jewelled pin at the hip.’
    • ‘Beneath it he created his own rose-coloured granite sarcophagus, and tended the flowers around it daily.’
    • ‘Pale rose-coloured lipstick covers her full lips and mascara on her long eyelashes frames her bright blue eyes.’
    • ‘In the broken paving stones of a church in Provence he sees the rose-colored marble of the Orient as he dreamed it to be when, a child, he would bend absorbed over Tales of a Thousand and One Nights.’
    • ‘Next door to a rose-colored, angel-bedecked church, the boxy school glowers behind barred gates like those that surround prisons.’
    • ‘His father turned on a small lamp with a rose-colored shade, which cast a dull light across a wide bed, spread with a plum satin coverlet.’
    pink, pinkish, rose pink, rose-coloured, roseate, red, reddish, rose red
    1. 1.1Used in reference to a naively optimistic or idealistic viewpoint.
      ‘you are still seeing the profession through rose-coloured spectacles’
      • ‘I just didn't do the whole smiley, happy thing where I looked at everything optimistically and marveled at the world through rose-colored glasses.’
      • ‘Within seconds, the door to the bedroom swiftly opened to reveal a concerned-looking azure-haired young lady wearing pink polka-dot pajamas and a pair of rose-colored glasses.’
      • ‘While the arguments for implementation of e-voting in a country that has a perniciously rose-coloured view of its technological status in this tattered chapter of the Celtic Tiger, the practical difficulties are actually quite large.’
      • ‘With his mate riding shotgun and in disbelief, this is a reasonable comedy about looks, with some funny gross-out moments as you view the world through Hal's rose-coloured eyes.’
      • ‘So exhilarating was it that rose-coloured spectacles prevented me from seeing what should have been immediately apparent: that I could not continue to edit the magazine responsibly and professionally with the other demands upon me.’
      • ‘This graduate of Curtin University does not wear rose-coloured glasses, she knows many people's attitudes to care of our coast still need improving, but she is also confident that improvement is happening constantly.’
      • ‘Whatever the opposite of rose-coloured glasses may be, this book is it: whatever occurs, whether for good or bad, is marked by a bad-tempered refusal to accept anything other than the darkest interpretation of events.’
      • ‘At the end of the day he looks at the world with rose-coloured glasses.’
      • ‘‘If things ever got serious and the rose-coloured glasses had to come off, I wouldn't have the fondness about it that I do,’ Trish tells me.’
      • ‘Like any Premier league manager, whose team may be going through a bad patch with some dire results, I do look for positives, but without my rose-coloured spectacles, I am afraid I can see none!’
      • ‘Privatisation currently looms in the background as an iconoclastic aspiration always viewed with rose-coloured spectacles and about which many people speak but very few objectively map out.’
      • ‘It's a bit like a blind date, but you've already seen her through the rose-coloured spectacles of youth and memory, through which a gymslip takes on all the allure of a French maid's outfit.’
      • ‘Sitting there on Saturday evening, looking around the famous stadium, my mind began to wander back to days of rose-coloured yesteryear.’
      • ‘In this way, Plato was self-servingly viewing the world through his own shade of rose-coloured glasses.’
      • ‘Let's put on our rose-coloured specs and look at the good.’
      • ‘But Choke seem to have rose-coloured glasses stapled to their faces.’
      • ‘I may be looking at it through rose-coloured spectacles, but I think there are too many tests and assessments, too much being put on the kids at a very early age.’
      • ‘Mr Hardman, I'm sorry, but your view of Little Lever is very different from mine. I took off my rose-coloured glasses a long time ago.’
      • ‘Views such as these provided challenges to the rose-coloured glasses that many tend to apply to the subject of entrepreneurship.’
      • ‘There is no rose-coloured love here, but rather an intelligent approach to the personal and the poetic.’
      • ‘With love in the air, you will look at everything through rose-coloured glasses.’
      • ‘I suggest she take off her rose-coloured glasses, and perhaps she would see people in a different light.’
      • ‘When India opened its door to liberalization and business boomed no one realized that the one thing to get sold-out totally would be rose-colored glasses.’