having intense colour or richly varied colours
vivid, rich, or distinctive in character

Derived Formscolourfully, adverbcolourfulness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of colourful

Historical Examples of colourful

  • Flush, colourful cheeks, a light moustache, a grey fedora hat.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • Beautiful was the world, colourful was the world, strange and mysterious was the world!


    Herman Hesse

  • I recommend this colourful fourteenth-century book to lovers of fantasy.

  • His iron-grey hair was just as thick and colourful as before.

  • Mrs. Penny secured her needle, and put the colourful web aside.

    The Three Black Pennys

    Joseph Hergesheimer