colorful

[ kuhl-er-fuhl ]
/ ˈkʌl ər fəl /

adjective

abounding in color: In their tartans, the Scots guard made a colorful array.
richly eventful or picturesque: a colorful historical period.
presenting or suggesting vivid or striking scenes: a colorful narrative.

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Origin of colorful

First recorded in 1885–90; color + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM colorful

col·or·ful·ly, adverbcol·or·ful·ness, nounun·col·or·ful, adjective
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