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English definition of “colourful”

colourful

adjective uk UK (US colorful)   /ˈkʌl.ə.fəl/ us    /-ɚ-/

colourful adjective (APPEARANCE)

B1 having bright colours or a lot of different colours: a colourful painting colourful costumesThe qualities of colour

colourful adjective (INTERESTING)

B2 interesting and exciting: a colourful character The town, of course, has a very colourful history/past. The old city around the cathedral is the most colourful part of town.Exciting and interesting
colourfully
adverb uk (US colorfully)   /-i/ us  
(Definition of colourful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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