having intense colour or richly varied colours
vivid, rich, or distinctive in character
- colourfully, adverb
- colourfulness, noun
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How to use colourful in a sentence
It was daring, sculptural, colourful and free – and like nothing else that had gone before.
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 | Tom Sykes | November 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Artists have colourful lives, and this fascinating biography reveals the interesting times of this most amusing painter.
Almost the first thing which impressed us was the colourful quality of the winter landscape.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
It is not hard to make for oneself a colourful picture of a typical Sunday congregation in these dead and gone days.Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
The colourful and graphic pictures make these histories beloved by all children whether they read the text or not.The Story of Mankind | Hendrik van Loon
Few dare visit the colourful forest of evil or the treacherous river, for strange and unholy things dwell therein.The Fantasy Fan, October 1933 | Various
In the course of their career, few women could have cut a wider swath, or one more colourful and glamorous.The Magnificent Montez | Horace Wyndham