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English definition of “colour”

colour

noun (APPEARANCE) UK (US color)     /ˈkʌl.ər/ US  //
A1 [C or U] red, blue, green, yellow, etc.: What's your favourite colour? She wears a lot of bright colours. What colour are your eyes? Does the shirt come in any other colour? I like rich jewel colours, such as purple, blue, and green. Are the photos in colour or black and white?Colour - general words [U] the pleasant effect of a bright colour or of a lot of colours together: I think we need a bit of colour in this room. Red and yellow peppers give a little colour to the sauce.literary The whole garden was ablaze with/a riot of colour (= full of different bright colours).Colour - general words [C] a substance, such as a paint or dye, that you add to something to give it a particular colour: I put my new green shirt in a hot wash and the colour ran (= the colour came out of the material).Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words [U] a pink colour in someone's face, often showing good health or showing feelings such as embarrassment or excitement: That walk has put some colour in your cheeks. I watched the colour drain from her face as she heard the news. She has a high colour (= the natural colour of her face is red).The skin, and skin colour
(Definition of colour noun (APPEARANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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