/ (ˈkʌləfʊl) /

  1. having intense colour or richly varied colours

  2. vivid, rich, or distinctive in character

Derived forms of colourful

  • colourfully, adverb
  • colourfulness, noun

Words Nearby colourful

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How to use colourful in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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