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colourful

(ˈkʌləfʊl) or

colorful

adj
1. having intense colour or richly varied colours
2. vivid, rich, or distinctive in character
ˈcolourfully, ˈcolorfully adv
ˈcolourfulness, ˈcolorfulness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colourful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"
colorless, colourless - lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade"
2.colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

colourful

adjective
1. bright, rich, brilliant, intense, vivid, vibrant, psychedelic, motley, variegated, jazzy (informal), multicoloured, Day-glo (trademark), kaleidoscopic Everyone was dressed in colourful clothes.
bright dark, faded, pale, dull, dreary, drab, washed out, colourless
Translations
لَوْنِيّمُلَوَّن، كَثيرُ الألْواننابِض بالحَيَوِيَّه، مُمْتِع
barvitýpestrý
farverigkulørt
värikäs
šaren
színesszínpompás
litríkurlitríkur og lifandi
色彩に富んだ
색채가 다양한
färgrik
เต็มไปด้วยสีสัน
renkliilginçrenk renk
sặc sỡ

colourful

colorful (US) [ˈkʌləfəl] ADJ
1. (= bright) [display, image] → lleno de color, lleno de colorido; [procession] → lleno de colorido; [clothes, design, pattern] → de colores vivos
a bunch of colourful flowersun ramo de flores de vistosos colores
2. (= picturesque) [figure, character, story, history] → pintoresco; [description, account, style] → colorista; [scene] → vivo, animado
her colourful past (euph) → su movidito pasado
3. (euph) (= vulgar) [language] → subido de tono

colourful

[ˈkʌlərfʊl] (British) colorful (US) adj
(= brightly-coloured) → coloré(e) (= bright) → aux tons vifs
(= many-coloured) [flowers, clothes] → coloré(e); [designs, pictures] → coloré(e)
[story, history, account] → haut(e) en couleurs
[character, personality, figure] → pittoresque, haut(e) en couleurs
[past, career, background] → mouvementé(e)
(= bad) [language] → coloré(e)

colourful

, (US) colorful
adj
(lit)bunt; spectaclefarbenfroh or -prächtig
(fig) style of writing, account etcfarbig, anschaulich; life, historical period(bunt) bewegt; personality(bunt) schillernd; his colourful pastseine bunte or bewegte Vergangenheit
(euph: = vulgar) languagederb

colourful

colorful (Am) [ˈkʌləfʊl] adj (dress) → dai colori vivaci; (picture) → ricco/a di colore; (personality) → originale, vivace; (story) → avvincente

colour

(American) color (ˈkalə) noun
1. a quality which objects have, and which can be seen, only when light falls on them. What colour is her dress?; Red, blue and yellow are colours.
2. paint(s). That artist uses water-colours.
3. (a) skin-colour varying with race. people of all colours.
4. vividness; interest. There's plenty of colour in his stories.
adjective
(of photographs etc) in colour, not black and white. colour film; colour television.
verb
to put colour on; to paint. They coloured the walls yellow.
ˈcoloured adjective
1. having colour. She prefers white baths to coloured baths.
2. belonging to a dark-skinned race. There are only two white families living in this street – the rest are coloured.
noun
(sometimes used impolitely) a dark-skinned person especially of Negro origin.
ˈcolourful adjective
1. full of colour. a colourful pattern.
2. vivid and interesting. a colourful account of his experiences.
ˈcolouring noun
1. something used to give colour. She put pink colouring in the icing.
2. complexion. She had very high colouring (= a very pink complexion).
ˈcolourless adjective
1. without colour. Water is colourless.
2. not lively or interesting. a colourless young woman.
ˈcolours noun plural
1. the distinction of winning a place in the team in some sports. He won his cricket colours last season.
2. a flag. Army regiments salute the colours when on parade.
3. a tunic of certain colours worn by a jockey to show that his race-horse belongs to a certain person.
ˈcolour-blind adjective
unable to tell the difference between certain colours. As he was colour-blind he could not distinguish between red and green.
ˈcolour scheme noun
an arrangement or choice of colours in decorating a house etc.
ˌoff-ˈcolour adjective
not feeling well. He was a bit off-colour the morning after the party.
colour in
to put colour into (drawings etc). He coloured in all the oblong shapes on the page.
show oneself in one's true colours
to show or express one's real character, opinion etc. He pretends to be very generous but he showed himself in his true colours when he refused to give money to charity.
with flying colours
with great success. He passed his exam with flying colours.

colourful

لَوْنِيّ barvitý farverig bunt πολύχρωμος lleno de colorido värikäs coloré šaren colorato 色彩に富んだ 색채가 다양한 kleurrijk fargerik barwny colorido красочный färgrik เต็มไปด้วยสีสัน renkli sặc sỡ 色彩鲜明的
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