- having intense colour or richly varied colours
- vivid, rich, or distinctive in character
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for colourful
It was daring, sculptural, colourful and free – and like nothing else that had gone before.What Makes a Masterpiece of a City?
December 11, 2012
What is the point of this thick, colourful book, except as a sort of cultural tea bag for the American market?Pippa Middleton Book is a "Cultural Tea Bag", says Telegraph's Christopher Howse
November 2, 2012
Artists have colourful lives, and this fascinating biography reveals the interesting times of this most amusing painter.Alexander McCall Smith’s Art Book Bag
Alexander McCall Smith
September 4, 2012
Flush, colourful cheeks, a light moustache, a grey fedora hat.Sister Carrie
Beautiful was the world, colourful was the world, strange and mysterious was the world!Siddhartha
I recommend this colourful fourteenth-century book to lovers of fantasy.
His iron-grey hair was just as thick and colourful as before.The Man in the Twilight
Mrs. Penny secured her needle, and put the colourful web aside.The Three Black Pennys