having a strong element of fiction or fantasy; distorted (esp in the phrase highly coloured)
British Dictionary definitions for Coloured (2 of 2)
old-fashioned, offensive an individual who is not a White person, esp a Black person
a person of mixed ethnic parentage or descent
a person of mixed ethnic descent speaking English or Afrikaans as their mother tongue
old-fashioned, offensive designating or relating to a Coloured person or Coloured people
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How to use coloured in a sentence
The organ gallery gets a strong white light from a row of long windows in the clerestory, which have not even coloured glass.
I smiled at her confusion and complimented her on the banner she was embroidering from a coloured plate.
The room was built of rose-coloured marble excepting the floor, which was tessellated in rose and grey.
An elderly ‘coloured’ woman said, to no-one in particular, “No, that little boy has nothing to worry about.”
But Céline has never had a coloured person showing in their collection.
There was no vivacity in his putty-coloured features, but there were promptitude and decision in every abrupt gesture.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
As they entered, a liver-coloured hound that lay stretched before the fire growled lazily, and showed the whites of his eyes.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
I remember it well; a pale, creamy-coloured paper cover, good type, good paper.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Bright-coloured birds flew about among the bushes, but they had no songs for Alila and the hunter as they passed along.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
For about thirty feet from the ground this was painted in coloured stripes very much like a barber's pole.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike