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1. Full of color; abounding in colors: colorful leaves in the fall.
2. Characterized by rich variety; vividly distinctive: colorful language.

col′or·ful·ly adv.
col′or·ful·ness n.


(ˈkʌl ər fəl)

1. abounding in color.
2. having vivid, striking, or spirited elements.
col′or•ful•ly, adv.
col′or•ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colorful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.colorful - 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"
3.colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"


1. Full of color:
2. Evoking strong mental images through distinctiveness:
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They had not intended to spend the afternoon, but found themselves too fascinated to turn away from the breakers bursting upon the rocks and from the many kinds of colorful sea life starfish, crabs, mussels, sea anemones, and, once, in a rock-pool, a small devilfish that chilled their blood when it cast the hooded net of its body around the small crabs they tossed to it.
To hear Barillo sing a love passage with the voice of an angel, and to hear Tetralani reply like another angel, and to hear it all accompanied by a perfect orgy of glowing and colorful music - is ravishing, most ravishing.
The Colorful Kitchen: Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Vibrancy, Inside and Out" is the perfect response to accusations that vegan food is tasteless, boring, mostly brown, and made from unfamiliar ingredients that take way too long to prepare.
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The festival's main attractions are the kneeling of the carabaos before a church and the colorful floats.
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THERE were two superb semifinal performances from Colorful Champ and Tullymurry Act in the semi-finals of the Lynch Family/Paddy O'Sullivan Memorial Race of Champions at Tralee on Friday, writes Michael Fortune.
The whimsical story about a boy and a girl who toss apples of colorful essence and float hanging from ordinary balloons is expressed with enchanting, minimalist-style illustrations.
The show features the work of Edwin Vasquez, a self-taught, Guatemalan-born artist who paints and constructs highly colorful and expressive assemblages, and Ulrica Bell Perkins, a collage artist and painter whose works are marked by boldness and intensity.
In this self-published book, Mapp delivers an interesting story with thoughtful dialogue accompanied by Potter's illustrations painted in warm, colorful tones.