noun, adjective, verb (used with or without object) Chiefly British.
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usage note for colour
OTHER WORDS FROM colourtrans·col·our, adjective
Words nearby colour
Example sentences from the Web for colour
The human body comes in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours, yet people outside the perceived norm have often been seen as threatening, ridiculous or hateful.
You know the cartoon segment that used to be in colour in rancid old newspapers?The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soul Survivor, a Christian organization based out of the UK, filmed one of their ‘Colour Chaos’ events with GoPros.
Matisse (1869–1954) called it “cutting directly into colour” and the process itself is as fascinating as the results.This Summer, Get Thee To London For The RSC’s Henry IV|Emma Woolf|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was wonderfully beautiful, but her colour was too deep and her lovely eyes were too bright.
I knew every volume by its colour and examined them all, passing slowly around the library and whistling to keep up my spirits.
From his blood the true Alpen rose sprang, and took its colour.Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland|George Forrest Browne
But the splotch of colour he saw in the shadow of the gate halted him instantly and changed the currents of his thoughts.Wang the Ninth|Putnam Weale
Mildred's colour came and went with agitation, and she panted as if her heart would break.Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3)|William Davy Watson
It reaches a length of eight inches or more, and varies in colour according to the sand or mud in which it lives.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
Here there is no colour at all, so the mantling would be gules and argent.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for colour
- an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit, or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths
- the aspect of visual perception by which an observer recognizes this attribute
- the quality of the light producing this aspect of visual perception
- (as modifier)colour vision
- a colour, such as red or green, that possesses hue, as opposed to achromatic colours such as white or black
- (as modifier)a colour television; a colour film Compare black-and-white (def. 2)
- the skin complexion of a person, esp as determined by his race
- (as modifier)colour prejudice; colour problem