Play of colors

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Play of colors prismatic variation of colors.
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Usage

In literature:

Color symbolism plays an important part in the shamanistic system of the Cherokees, no less than in that of other tribes.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
Teddy bears, with which you have played, are sometimes made of that color.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
A little later the band played "The Star-spangled Banner," and there sounded the signal gun for the lowering of the colors.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
The color of the ball naturally assists in indoor play where lights vary.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The serious face shone now with smiles and color, with the flash of wit and the play of humor.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I saw de chillun of de white folks often and was glad they would play wid us colored chillun.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
In the morning sun the play of colors over the landscape was lovely.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
I said this to the young Countess, who smiled dreamily, watching the play of color over the drift-wood fire.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
And yet, under that play of colors, Jim could see the vast host crawling forward to the assault.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
When in the house, you can have things as definite as you wish; out-doors you will find a continual play of varying color and light.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
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In poetry:

Mine is not a wisdom that would suit others,
I only put the fleeting into verse.
In every fleeting thing I see worlds
Full of fickle, colorful play.
""Mine is not a wisdom that would suit others,"" by Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont

In news:

Debbie Hall says the blue colored snack is playing off the popularity of the hit tv show Breaking Bad.
Pianists will go head to head, playing the works of the colorful composer.
Astros color analyst Jim Deshaies, who played for the Astros from 1985-91 as part of a 12-year career, thinks some of it has to do with strikeouts .
Don Coleman has positioned his agencyto make a play on markets of every stripe and color .
I appreciate time to slow down during a busy day, fulfilled by the rich tapestry of colors that play with each other through the year.
Don Coleman has positioned his agencyto make a play on markets of every stripe and color.
As a veteran service organization, one of the Legion 's responsibilities includes providing a Color Guard, and a firing squad and playing 'Taps' at the funerals of local veterans.
I was enjoying a nice evening watching my beloved Dallas Cowboys playing the hated Philadelphia Eagles, when that over-made-up, hair-coloring pipsqueak of a man gets on my flat screen and rants about gun control.
It is the makeup specialist we needed to fully satisfy young women in search of playful colors and inspiration in selective distribution, at an accessible price point.
WGN-AM 720 color analyst Keith Moreland teamed up with Pat Hughes to deliver the unhappy totals for a disappointing Cubs team that played its last home game of the season Wednesday.
Opals ' tiny sphere-like crystals on the other hand are responsible for the unique impression of rainbow like plays of color, most dramatically displayed in the precious opal variety.
They're colorful and playful -- and most of all, they're fun.
The goal of the society's latest exhibition at the Forrest and Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Charles W Eisemann Center in Richardson, is to prove that adults, too, can play with colored pencils .
Modern architecture is not known for playful bursts of color, but this lavish home on Siesta Key is a happy exception.
Among the realistic landscapes of her contemporaries, Nancy Whitman's paintings stand out for their bright colors and playful subjects.
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In science:

Only in Theorem 3 we shall consider coloring of all pairs (but in Theorem 3 this will play an important role).
NP by means of lifts and shadows
The parameter p gives the probability that a variable is frozen, and plays a role similar to the clause size k in k-SAT, or to the number of colors k in k-coloring, as we will see later.
Random subcubes as a toy model for constraint satisfaction problems
Then the pair (π , f ) plays the role of a colored partition.
Asymptotic properties of random matrices and pseudomatrices
The same holds for blocks of zero depth, where the role of the covering block in the above reasoning is played by the imaginary block (in that case the imaginary block is colored by i1 ).
Asymptotic properties of random matrices and pseudomatrices
This includes the case of blocks which do not have an outer block, then the role of the latter is played by the conditional block colored by i1 = jm .
Asymptotic properties of random matrices and pseudomatrices
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